Sunday 16 December 2018
9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Sacred Heart Oratory Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street
No mountain top
No private get away
No Bali bliss
No mystical location
No idealized space
No exotic other space
No greener grass
Heroes and heroines, after slaying dragons, are often called home. Despite the allure of far flung places, where adventures can sing sweeter, they are asked to return and till their own soils with their hard won knowledge.
After many years of wandering and teaching, the Buddha’s father called out to him – like a lily yearning for the sun. The Buddha had to face his familiars and their expectations of the person he once was with his new depth. He had to bring the goods home.
How do we maintain congruence with what we’ve grown into in settings that reflect what we once were?
What tables will we be sitting on in the silly season?
In this day of practice we will be cultivating a home in ourselves and a way to be more at home wherever we might find ourselves.
The retreat will include
- Meditation instruction
- Sitting, walking and lying down meditation
- Discussion and questions
- Dharma talk
- Guided relaxation practice
What to bring
- Meditation cushion or stool, and shawl/blanket (chairs will be available at the venue)
- Your lunch
$60 + dana* for Jess’s teachings
Please book here
*Following the Buddhist practices of generosity the teachings are given on a Dana (gift/donation) only basis.
Your monetary contribution enables the teachers to continue their work.