Stillness, compassion and insight – meditations for personal growth
To bring space and positive direction to our lives, we need to be calmer. To be a positive force in the lives of those we care about, and in our wider community, we need compassion. To remove confusion and negative emotions from our lives we need insight.
These three support each other. In this retreat, we will practise some basic meditation techniques that develop our stillness, compassion and insight.
The retreat will include instruction on the methods for becoming a more positive influence in the world – by strengthening our qualities of generosity, ethical behaviour, patience and perseverance, and the supporting qualities of concentration and wisdom – explained in the six perfections of the graduated path to enlightenment teachings.
The meditations on insight, or wisdom, will include the special practice of meditation on Manjushri, the embodiment of the seven types of wisdom.
This retreat is suitable for people who are new to meditation or more experienced meditators alike.
There are six one hour sessions of talks and meditations each day. Between sessions there is plenty of time to relax and wander in the gardens, read, rest or chat with other retreaters.
The course teacher is Martin Horan, who studied over many years with the Society’s spiritual guide and founder, Venerable Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden. He is a regular teacher at the Melbourne centre and a Director of the Society.
The retreat is suitable for newcomers and experienced students alike. It is ideal to live in for a complete break from day-to-day activities. However, joining daily is also possible for those with family, pets or other needs.
To register or for more information please phone 9333 1770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org