During this five-night, six-day silent retreat, our intention is to nurture a setting that will encourage a friendly attitude towards meditation and creativity.
Reflective Meditation is an orientation to meditation practice where you can discover the ways you are naturally ‘creative and innovative’.
Bring your projects and materials for writing, photography, weaving, knitting, pencil drawing, or any other of your favourite handcrafts, as well as your doubts, your shadow, your longings and aspirations. You are invited to join us, with whatever meditation method you practice.
The roots of this practice are found in the Buddha’s early teachings: mindfulness, recollective awareness, and conditionality.
Many meditators don’t think of themselves as creative, and yet when I listen to their experience in meditation I hear how solutions for everyday problems emerge, support and generosity for others are developed, and unique ways of contemplating the dharma come to awareness. Maybe we need to re-examine our ideas around creativity?
About the venue
The retreat will be held at the Brahma Kumaris Centre for Spiritual Learning in Wilton, NSW, approximately 75 minutes’ drive from Sydney. Accommodation is in comfortable twin share rooms with en suites. Serene gardens and bushland surround the meditation centre.
When: 9 - 14 October 2018
Times: Arrive between 4:30-6 pm and finish 2 pm
Where: Brahma Kumaris Centre, Wilton
Additional cost: 'Dana' The retreat fee covers accommodation and meals only. In keeping with a 2,500 year old tradition no fee has been charged for the teachings. At the end of the retreat you are invited to give a donation to express your appreciation and to support the teachers to continue their work.
For more information email Sylvie Vanasse
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