Insight meditation practice explores the whole mind body unity with curiosity and mindfulness. The Buddha claimed that, ‘Within this fathom long body lies the path to wholeness and awakening.’
As an ancient treasure map the body is a crucible for inner transformation. With mindful, embodied, compassionate presence we can untangle and release those knots of tension and contracted identity and find replenishment, grounding and insight. For life to flourish each one of us must return again and again to the ground and refuge of our own wakeful presence and aliveness.
Qigong is an ancient practice that stems from China and the nature- based philosophy of Taoism. Its traditional self-healing exercises and meditative techniques provide a broad range of both preventative and curative health benefits.
The words ‘Qi Gong’ mean energy work, that is, the cultivation of vital life energy. The system integrates body, breath and mind into a harmonious whole through co-ordinating soft flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing and a calm meditative state of mind.
The schedule includes: sitting & walking meditation periods, daily meditation instructions, open inquiry sessions, Dharma talks and two daily Qigong classes.
Retreat is suitable for beginners and experienced meditators.
Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi and Shirsha Marie