This five-day residential retreat offers the opportunity for you to experience the teachings of the Buddha using the body as a gateway for insight and freedom.
The retreat will guide you in cultivating embodied self-awareness, rediscovering the organic rhythm of your being as a source of clarity and profound freedom. Connecting and trusting your inner rhythm becomes a foundation, empowering you to face life's challenges with intimacy, balance and ease.
The program will consist of various practices. At the core will be Insight Meditation practices which include guided meditation, walking meditation and talks reflecting the teachings of the Buddha.
These will be supported by somatic practices (the Greek word soma means the body). These practices are designed to deepen the connection between body and mind as a way to support awakening, concentration and ease of body-mind-heart.
We will also be offering Mindful Movement sessions. These sessions are adapted from Biodanza, a profound methodology that supports learning to dance with life and rediscovering our vitality and the pleasure of living.
About the venue
For those coming in person, the retreat will be held at the Brahma Kumaris Centre for Spiritual Learning in Wilton, NSW, approximately 80 minutes’ drive from Sydney. Accommodation is in comfortable twin share rooms with en-suites. Serene gardens and bushland surround the meditation centre.
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Suitable for experienced and new meditators
When: 19 July to 24 July 2024 (5 nights)
Times: Start: arrive from 4.00 pm on Friday 19 July
Finish at 2pm Wednesday 24 July
Cost: for all meals and accommodation
Donation: 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 (dana) to express your appreciation and to support the teachers to continue their work.
Scholarships for all SIM retreats are available for people who need assistance paying the full fee and do not qualify for the concession. Click here for more information and to apply.