“Distillation in the depths“
Meditative practice is a training that asks us to arrest habitual movement of mind, and abide in an internal space where we are not jammed up against our ‘self’.
This leaves room for a different kind of knowing to arise. Whilst falling into depth loosens an isolated sense of ‘self’, this open space also shoots up distinct feelings, images and phrases – particular to our own nature. We can be instructed to not give this attention, to allow it to move on through, yet sometimes this creative material requests to leap out into form. What do we allow to float on by like debris or unclaimed baggage and what do
we pick up and handle? What makes us know, as artist Harry Dodge describes, when we are on the ‘beam’? How can we trust in our own movement, an inner quickening of congruency, and follow, follow, follow it, even if it doesn’t fit appearances, or seems ‘out of the box’?
Date: 3 April 2021 10am – 4.30pm
Location: Abbotsford Convent live or online
Cost: $60 live + Dana or $30 online + Dana* for Jess’s teachings
If we are unable to go ahead in person the retreat will be online and the difference refunded.
*Dana: In the Buddhist tradition students contribute D?na or a donation for teachings.