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Liberation Now! From the Progressive Path to Direct Experience: A Journal Making Retreat

Thursday, February 06, 2020 - 5:00 pm to Sunday, February 09, 2020 - 1:00 pm

In a progressive path approach to practice, we sometimes fall for the idea that liberation is in the future.

We are conditioned to believe that we must end thinking, master practices, meditate for years, and purify our minds. Without realizing it, our beliefs can maintain the conditioning that stands in the way of our direct realization.

Turning our attention outward to various objects in practice can be deeply helpful. And, what changes when we cultivate our effortless capacity to rest the attention in Awareness itself? What changes as we practice inquiry into the nature of consciousness? And what tends to get in the way?

In this retreat, you will:

  • Make and use a simple journal
  • Learn to journal in a way that supports inquiry rather than reaffirm the personal stories that maintain identity
  • Explore progressive path practices that support stabilization of the mind as well as liberate us from negative self-talk
  • Engage in a process of inquiry that allows Awareness to shine at the forefront of experience
  • Learn to non-judgmentally question what veils our inherent true nature
  • Be supported to trust the direct recognition of who you actually are

The backdrop of this retreat will be silence, and the retreat will also have time for relational mindfulness exercises, as well as group discussion with Caverly.

*A $50 non-refundable deposit is due with registration*

Options to donate to our scholarship fund, which allows those on a low or fixed income to have the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of retreat and Dharma practice, please make a donation if you are able.

$330 ($165 Food/Lodging, $150 Teacher's fee, $15 Materials fee) /$300 (ZCO Members)