March 5-10, 2019
What is it?
The lack of compassionate holding that many of us experienced early in life can leave us with lasting wounds. This retreat will explore practices that aim to transform the trauma we carry with us from childhood. This will involve meditation within the body, cultivating self-compassion and profound acceptance of how we are. As we begin to heal, we develop the capacity to inhabit our body and emotions with greater ease and understanding.
We will also use the deity Chenrezig (the Buddha of Compassion) as a compassionate presence giving us a taste of the quality of holding he can offer. The relationship to Chenrezig will provide a means for healing the heart and its wounds. We will develop the practice of tonglen as a means of repairing our relationship with the inner wounded child. Rob will introduce the way in which Chenrezig embodies our potential capacity to open to the quality of great compassion (bodhicitta) and incorporate this in our life in how we respond to the suffering of others. We will look at the nature of bodhicitta and how it can awaken within us. This will be the basis of the practice of Mahamudra that can gradually evolve out of it.
Join Rob Preece, a Buddhist practitioner and meditator of many decades and a sought-after teacher around the world, for an experience that opens the heart to our inner selves and gentle ways of seeing ourselves.
Ordained monastics should contact the office directly to register.
- Rob would like some information about you if you register by filling out a form. Please fill it out either online or by downloading and posting directly to Rob.
- Please plan on arriving between 3:00 and 5:00 PM on the first day of the retreat.
- Please plan on departing approximately 2:00 PM on the last day of the retreat.
- You must attend this retreat in full. In order to preserve the integrity of the group experience, no late arrivals or early departures can be accommodated.
- For a preview of our accommodations, please click here.
- For answers to frequently asked questions, please click here.
If you are interested in serving as Course Liaison for this retreat, please apply here.