The Dharma Playground 3
for experienced meditators .....
with Insight meditation teacher Victor von der Heyde
In this workshop we'll explore attitudes to meditation, and in particular background attitudes that might hamper or limit the nourishment one can get from practice.
We’ll look at different frameworks for practice and how these frameworks influence what we look out for and what happens when we sit.
We'll also investigate samadhi and the sense of self in practice and discuss approaches that help the sense of self fade or temporarily fall away.
The workshop is suitable for people who have done previous Dharma Playground workshops and those who haven't. In the first part of the morning we will cover some of the themes in previous Dharma Playground workshops, but then move on to new ground. The workshop is in part a day of practice. There will be 30 minute sitting periods, talks, discussions, tea breaks and a break for lunch. Apart from the discussions the day will be in silence.
Victor von der Heyde has been practising meditation for over thirty years. He studied with a wide range of Dharma teachers in India, Nepal, the US, UK and Australia and spent over a year in silent retreats. He has taken Dharma teaching roles since the mid 1990s and has been leading yatras since they started in Australia in 2006. Victor worked for many years as a counsellor and is chair of the Bodhgaya Development Association, an aid organisation that supports literacy and self-sufficiency programs in India.
When: Sunday 21 June 2015
9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Where: WELL-AWARE-NESS Centre
14 Ridge St, North Sydney
(parking and public transport readily available)
Cost: $25 + Dana
Morning and afternoon tea provided. Please bring your lunch
There is a limit of 15 people for the day and preference will be given to people who have done a week-long (or similar) meditation retreat.
Click here to book. More info contact Victor.