Date(s) - May 18th – June 16th
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Recognizing and Resting in The Natural State of Mind: Annual 30 Day Silent Retreat with Michael Gregory
May 18 – June 16 2018.
Attend online or in person by donation only
During this transformational retreat you will face yourself again and again in silence and go beneath the self-deception. Discover that far from being plagued by a busy mind or perhaps believing that you are more than slightly neurotic – that you are in fact in your essence highly functional, awake, caring and beautiful.
This experiential retreat will be led by Michael Gregory. Michael is a former Buddhist Monk and Director of Mindfulness Meditation Centers and a leading teacher in the field.
You will be guided through specific instructions for experiencing the inner sanctum of your mind and unveiling your true nature.
Step-by-step meditation and topics include:
💠 Practicing forgiveness that is based in wisdom
💠 An in depth understanding of loving kindness and how to practice it
💠Practicing wise compassion and freeing ourselves from the pitfalls of Codependency and Tyrannical Compassion
💠 Recognizing and being grateful for your precious human life
💠 Meditations on dying and impermanence and to learn the Art of Dying and “how never to die”
💠 Coming to terms with being 100% responsible for our projections of reality by understanding the nature of mind and karma
💠 Gaining insight into unsatisfactory nature of everyday life and how to transform our relationship to ordinary existence.
As the retreat progresses instructions will be given:
💠 How to practice deep and meaningful mindfulness
💠 Concentration and absorption practices culminating with powerful healing insights into the nature of fractured egoistic identity and moving beyond and merging into the direct indescribable experience of the non-dual union of awareness with all things.
This is an in-depth and profoundly life-altering meditation retreat – sufficient background and stable mental health are required. To see if this is the right retreat offering for you contact Jenny Laws using our Contact Form
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Lodging and Meals:
Meals are vegetarian and there are vegan and gluten free options.
Mealtimes are generally as follows:
Breakfast 7:30 – 8:30 am
Lunch 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Afternoon Tea and Snacks 4 – 4:30 pm
Dinner 6:30 – 7:30 pm
We have a number of simple and elegant lodging options. We have retreat cabins with a bed, desk and chair and outside shower. We also have shared and single rooms in the Meditation Center with a bed, chair and desk and indoor bathroom with a shower and tub. Accommodations are limited so please register ahead to ensure you have your space in the retreat.
The Meditation Center is on 5 acres of undisturbed land with a beautiful lake and a wide variety of bird life. This retreat takes place at the beautiful Mindfulness Meditation Center in Florida just 20 minutes away from Sarasota and 30 minutes away from Tampa.
This retreat will also be offered online through our Virtual Classroom Zoom. Simply download the Free App on your Phone or Computer that allows you to fully interact with the retreat and teacher and attend from the comfort of your home.
Please confirm your attendance with Jenny Laws at firstname.lastname@example.org
This retreat is offered by Donation/ Generosity only which means there is no prescribed cost for this retreat and we ask each person to donate according to their means and conscience. Mindfulness Meditation Centers is completely supported by the generosity of its members and we ask that each attendee consider their personal generosity, the costs involved in holding this retreat and the meaning of these teachings when donating to attend this retreat.
The Retreat Container:
We create a container of sanctity in this retreat to ensure a space is created for these beautiful practices to unfold.
There will also be a one hour question and answer period offered on most days. No telephone , internet contact, music or outside reading materials are permitted. Alcohol, illicit drugs and sexual contact are also prohibited to maintain the sanctity and wholesomeness of this profound inner exploration.