“Bringing traditional teachings beyond the walls of the monasteries, in from the edges, into a potent form to meet the restless heart of modernity.” – Jess Huon
Retreat dates for 2018
Usually retreat bookings open two months prior to commencement.
Surf Coast Day Retreat
‘The Alive Heart’
Sun May 27
Annual Meditation Retreat
Friday June 29
– Tuesday July 3
Strathbogie Ranges, VIC
Jess and Ronny Hickel
Friday August 17
– Sunday August 26
Trephina Gorge, Alice Springs, NT
Jess and Christopher Titmuss
Saturday Nov 10
– Thursday Nov 15
The Channon, NSW
Meditation is a process of discovery that supports a fresh and wakeful conversation with our human experience.
In this, the whole world is viewed as our monastery.
All aspects of our lives – on and off the cushion – are invited into the conversation.
People from all walks of life are welcome here.
Whether secular or religious, an experienced or a novice meditator – everyone can find their entry point.
Jess has engaged in study of Buddhist teachings in both the Tibetan and Insight tradition. Jess’s teachings have been shaped by solo exploration, trial and error and classical and experiential immersions. She is grateful time spent learning with other artists, dharma teachers and mavericks who illuminate a unique integral voice. She funnels classical teachings through her own poetics to talk to modern day people’s concerns and needs. She holds deep regard for feminine principles and the ground of the body.
“The Dharma, known as the great leveller, plants us back down, shoulder to shoulder, in our shared situation. The Buddhist teachings are sometimes known as going against the grain. The marker for our ‘progress’ is not marked by status but in uncovering inherent qualities such as razor – sharp wisdom, tenderness, congruency, bravery and clear seeing.”
Jess has been authorised to teach within the Insight tradition and Open Dharma.