Christmas Meditation Retreat December 2019
December 27. 19.00 to January 05. 17.00 2017
5.000, For the 10 days. Incl, Food/acc
“You are already that which you are looking for.
Stop all search and be as you are.”
The third patriarch of Zen, Sengan says:
“Let things be in there own way
And their will be neither coming nor going”
The way we keep our self ignorant and in separation is by maintaining the dualism between the seer and the seen, the thinker and the thought, the feeler and the felt. In short me – the subject and you the object.
Both the subject and the object are essentially one reality – pure consciousness but we don’t realise that because we are constantly opionating, judging and labelling. If we could stop this for a moment and just let things be what they are we would see through the illusion. The illusion, that things has a separate nature other than pure consciousness.
Sadness is a word a label we attach to a particular feeling. When we call a feeling sadness we are no long present with the feeling because the word sadness drags us into associations with past experiences. By labelling we miss the present and the truth is here now. Could we just let the feeling be without calling it anything but just experience the feeling it would be understood that the feeling is a movement. Could we just let this movement be we would realise that it is essentially pure consciousness.
In a Zen Meditation Retreat we just sit in what is being aware. By sitting and relaxing into what is with awareness we will become aware of this tendency to judge and label and spiritual awakening can happen spontaneously when we are present with the present.
Sit ten days if possible. Or talk to Nukunu if it is impossible to sit all days.
When it happens it is a shift in our perspective that brings us back to the unconditional freedom we had forgotten was always so.
In the retreat we will keep social silence that helps the agitated mind to relax.
Vegetarian meals to make the digestion easy.
The days program start 7.00 in the morning and ends around 21.30 evening.