In this meditation retreat, we are heading to the beautiful southern ocean, on the Great Ocean Road. We will be drawing near to the waves that lap, swell and break on these close-by shorelines.
In these pressing times of uncertainty, we’ll harness the horizon and the ocean currents as we practice unclenching our bodies and diving deeper than reactive, set, rigid patterns of mind. We will not minimise or trivialize embodied knowing but rather place this in the centre of our shared enquiry.
We’ll look into the Buddhist notion of Prajna Paramita – sometimes translated as the ocean of wisdom. ‘Lining up’ with quieter levels of our experience, we’ll explore the notion of emptiness as an invitation to something alive with potentiality.
Practicing in this way, across stillness and movement, we will etch out space for insight, regeneration and circular wave like rhythms to energise and emerge.
Grounded in foundational Buddhist practices we will widen our scope to include tantric and feminine practices
of embodiment. Our bodies will be placed at the centre of our practice. Teachings will draw on the facilitator’s direct experience, metta heart practices, and the poetic traditions. Guidance will be offered through meditation instructions, relaxation practices, movement, group discussions, dharma talks and meditative singing and dancing.
Participants need to have some background in meditative practice, a willingness to engage in creative forms and to communicate honestly in relational practices.
Jess Huon and assistant teacher
Nov 12-16, 2021
Private room $770 + Dana*
Shared room (2 people) $520 + Dana*
* In the Buddhist tradition students contribute Dana or a donation for teachings.
Arrival Fri Nov 12 from 3-5pm
Departure Mon Nov 16 at approx. 2:30pm
Seacroft, near Apollo Bay, Great Ocean Road
COVID Scenarios and Cancellation info
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Kate Outhred, Retreat Manager
In person is fully booked, click here to go on wait list – we hope to open more spots up in October