|Having experienced some of the initial benefits of mindfulness, is it now possible to awaken to the deep sense of well-being, creativity, and unconditional love that is our true nature? In this daylong retreat, you will learn contemporary versions of effortless mindfulness that help you live from your heart-mind.
Effortless Mindfulness comes from the Sutra Mahamudra tradition, which began in North India and links the three main traditions of Buddhism: Theravada, Mahayana, and Tibetan. Sutra Mahamudra was primarily a movement of lay practitioners who developed a style of practice to support each other’s awakening in the midst of everyday life. Effortless mindfulness is ideal for our contemporary times in that it makes awakening possible for all of us, without having to join a monastery or be an Olympic athlete of meditation. Awakening can become the next, natural stage of our human development.
Loch will draw from the ancient wisdom traditions, psychology, and current neuroscientific research to point us beyond our small, separate sense of self to our already awake heart-mind.
The main practice you will learn is called small glimpses, many times. It is a series of micro- meditations, shifts of awareness and nondual pointers that help us move out of our chattering mind and into our heart-mind. From heart-mind, we discover that ignorance and confusion begin to liberate and all experiences and emotions are welcome. This leads to natural compassion as our primary motivation for life.
This event is co-sponsored by Tricycle|