During this time of global upheaval and transformative potential, contemplative writing is a powerful resource. As in sitting/walking meditation, we can drop into a space of not-knowing from which the body’s innate wisdom can arise. Then the words that flow through the hand to the page offer a fresh way of being with even our most difficult experiences.
In a safe community of shared silence, writing practices, and mindful discussion, the Buddhist teachings on the Five Remembrances will offer guidance and refuge throughout our retreat:
* I am of the nature to grow old.
* I am of the nature to have ill health.
* I am of the nature to die.
* All that is dear to me and everyone I love are of the nature to change.
* My actions are my only true belongings, the ground on which I stand.
About the Teacher
Joyce Kornblatt is the founding teacher of Cloud Refuge Sangha, Blackheath, in the Blue Mountains. She has been a Buddhist practitioner in the Insight tradition for 30 years. A writer and Hakomi-trained psychotherapist, she has offered writing/meditation workshops and retreats in New South Wales since 2003.
Go to her web page or to Cloud Refuge Sangha website for more information.
When: 25-29th June 2021
Times: Friday 4 pm to Tuesday 1 pm.
Where: At your home and using the Zoom link which will be sent to you before the retreat begins.
Cost: $80 Which covers course administration, and
Additional cost: 'Dana' - 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.