Practice & Artistry

Practice & Artistry

“Underneath it all, we are wild and we know it”- Reggie Ray

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 wild arrays of 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 wants to leap out. What do we allow to roll by like 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’?

The evening panel is a conversation framed within shared silence to look at the rich and sometimes less spoken of aspects of our meditation practice. These communal inquiries between Jess, students and guest speakers will draw on our collective richness and wisdom. In this session we will explore artistic practice and how this relates to our meditation practice. You are invited to bring the rawness and edges of your practice into the light of communal conversation. Let’s gather insight together. Come along, alone
or with friends and partners – all welcome.

The retreat will include:
– Meditation instruction
– Sitting, walking and lying down meditation
– Discussion and questions
– Dharma talk
– Guided relaxation practice

What you might need:
– Meditation cushion / stool / chair
– Shawl / blanket
– Your lunch and water

Date: 29 Oct 2022
Day retreat 10am – 4.30pm
Evening panel 6.30 – 8pm

Location: Abbotsford Convent & Zoom

Bookings:

Visit for an overview:
www.melbourneinsightmeditation.org/events–retreats

Or book your spot directly:

In person day retreat and evening panel conversation: $75 plus dana for Jess’s teaching

In person day retreat only: $60 plus dana for Jess’s teaching

In person evening panel only: $30 plus dana for Jess’s teaching

Online day retreat and evening panel conversation: $35 plus dana for Jess’s teaching

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