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Roaring Spaciousness Meditation Retreat

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 5:00 pm to Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 1:00 pm

The aspiration for Awakening is both expansive and inclusive.

During this meditation retreat we will engage in practices that open body, heart and mind to the entire spectrum of ourselves.

Influenced and inspired from Jogen Sensei's years of Awareness-based meditation experience in Zen and Dzogchen, the focus of this retreat is a thorough-going exploration of the spacious depths of the Nature of Mind.

Toning sacred seed syllabols is an ancient meditation practice that helps heighten awareness and clarify the heart mind. We will lean into this practice as a way of guiding attention. The practice sessions will alternate with toning and silent sitting, which allows for a deeper relaxation and letting go - opening the heart to rest more completely in its fundamental nature.

Instead of walking meditation, seated meditation will alternate with physical free-movement practices to encourage us to connect with elemental qualities and archetypal energies and also challenge habitual patterns stored within the soma of the body. The intention is that the movement exploration will support a deeper release into the Nature of Mind.

Guided meditations will be offered throughout to help uncover and clarify the nature of our own direct experience, guiding and pointing out aspects of Awakening that sometimes go missed in our silent meditation practice. 

Get to know the whole of yourself, find freedom in the one and the many expressions that play within this self, and relax deeply into the Nature of Mind.

Private meetings with the teacher will be available throughout the week. Part-time attendance for this retreat is available.

Great Vow Zen Monastery
79640 Quincy-Mayger Road (Mail to: P.O. Box 188)
Clatskanie, Oregon 97016
$380 ($280 ZCO member)