Exploring a Deeper Harmony of Body and Mind | A Meditation Retreat for Experienced Practitioners* with Padmadharini
A somatic and energetic approach to finding harmony in body and mind
*This retreat is for experienced practitioners wishing to go deeper in their practice of meditation and insight. Participants should have at least a year’s regular practice of Buddhist meditation and be familiar with Triratna’s approach to meditation.
The Triratna system of practice provides a clear and comprehensive model that lays out practical ways we progressively move towards deeper peace and insight. Each stage contains essential developmental imperatives that support the arising of peace and harmony. We can approach each as a stage on a journey, and we can consider that each of these elements can be explored and received moment-to-moment.
The system of practice points to the deeper need to be receptive and to let go. During the retreat, you will be guided through somatic and energy-based meditations and inquiry that draw on your deepest capacity to be open and receptive. We’ll begin by becoming familiar and learning to trust the energy of harmony and ease. You’ll then be guided to explore and say ‘yes’ to challenging psychic and emotional energies in order to integrate those energies. Once integrated, we can include the positive flow of energy that is always available.
The retreat will be highly experiential and invite you to immerse yourself in somatic and energetic experience that opens a door to the unknowable, mysterious realm of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.
**Retreat options include attending the whole week (Friday to Friday), or the first weekend (Friday to Monday).
Padmadharini is a courageous and dedicated meditation practitioner. She has attended around 3 years of cumulative meditation retreats during which she has tried out various approaches to insight. She is trained and educated in modalities that support going deeper in meditation. This includes her training as a Chaplain, training as a coach, training in mindfulness courses and in focusing and somatic work.
A Culture of Generosity and Support
In the tradition of passing on the Dharma freely, our Dharma retreat and workshop facilitators offer their work without charge and are not paid. We recognize the value in what they do and want to thank them for their time, energy and wisdom. A financial gift can help support our facilitators to afford them the opportunity to lead. Please consider making a donation towards their support. There is often a cash collection and a thank you card that is passed on the retreat, though one can also make a donation directly to facilitators with a check, and some use money transfer services such as PayPal or Venmo. Thank you for your generosity.
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How are we coming together safely?
- Please take a Covid-19 rapid test on the day of the event (Aryaloka does not provide this test). A negative rapid test is required for entry; please take a photo of your test results and present at the door.
- If you know you have been exposed to Covid-19 within a five day period of the event’s start-time, we ask that you not attend in-person.* Stay up-to-date with exposure guidelines here.
- Masks are optional unless otherwise stated. Masks are required indoors for anyone testing negative of Covid-19 within days 6-10 of post-covid exposure without infection.
- If you have recently recovered from Covid-19, stay up-to-date with CDC guidance here as to when you’re clear to be back in public.*
- If you have cold or flu symptoms, we ask that you do not attend in-person.*
- We have installed new air purifiers with virus-destroying technology!
- There are new cleaning and sanitation protocols.
*Zoom options are available for many events. Transfer of fees or refunds are also available for illness or illness-preventative related absence.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about our safety protocols. Aryaloka may adjust these policies in relation to current, local infection rates, and will keep retreatants posted on such changes.
At Aryaloka, we strive to make our programs available to everyone regardless of their financial circumstances. Our fee structure allows you to pay according to your means.
The Event Rate is our actual fee for the event. It is for people paying their rent or mortgage, and who can afford occasional or regular leisure expenses such as dining out. Any payment above the advertised fee is a tax-deductible donation.
The Mid-Level Reduced Rate is for those who are paying their mortgage or rent, though experience a consistent tightness in budget that makes extras like leisure activities or unexpected expenses difficult or impossible.
The Base-Level Reduced Rate is for those without an income or with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge.
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