Listening Mind - Deepening Presence and Connection

with Roger Guest

August 21st—August 28th -Date postponed or cancelled

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    Most of us have had the experience of struggling with mindfulness, maybe even worried that our capacity for relaxation is slipping away. We have become slave to the powerful, seemingly omnipresent master of our personalities, known as the ‘Thinking Mind’. While the experience of being lost in thought is epidemic and untethered discursiveness has become chronic, there are ways we can regain our sanity in the non-conceptual world.

    Tuning in to 'Listening Mind' reconnects us with the present moment and undermines our reliance on conceptual thinking while opening us to a fresh way of being.

    What to Expect

    This program will offer techniques to deepen our connection to direct experience and strengthen our innate capacity to shift attention away from thought to the immediacy of awareness.

    Over the course of the retreat, we will spend a lot of time in nature - using listening practices that, while simple and straightforward, can illuminate the natural potency of the mind. Focusing on the simplicity of Listening Mind, we will explore techniques that allow any situation - work, play, sitting, walking, being alone or with others - to support and deepen our connection to reality, to nature, to others and to ourselves.

    Participants are encouraged to bring sturdy walking shoes, a notebook and camera, and be prepared to engage in periods of silence and/or in focused discussions. The techniques presented are not difficult and tend to augment sitting meditation or other spiritual practices.

    Who Should Attend

    All interested teens and adults are welcome to attend. No previous meditation experience is required, and instruction will be offered during the weekend portion of the retreat.

    No matter where we are in life, every time we tune in to our perceptions we are invited to a fresh feast of aliveness. All notions of being a beginner or an expert dissolve in the present moment.

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