Meditative absorption is a deeply peaceful state of body and mind, free of restlessness and dullness, accompanied by a wonderful sense of physical and mental wellbeing. In this meditation retreat, you will explore an effortless approach to meditation, setting aside the usual struggles to calm your mind as well as any sense of failure or guilt associated with the process. Instead, with a caring and attentive attitude, you will be guided in cultivating the foundational qualities for experiencing such deep absorptions in your daily meditation.
Some of the benefits are to:
- Deepen physical relaxation
- Develop a spacious and wakeful mind
- Create the conditions for experiencing pleasure during meditation
- Work creatively with hindrances to meditation.
This retreat consists of several meditation sessions daily, each combining explanation and guided meditations. There will also be time for self-practice, Q&A, and discussion. Please feel free to bring along a yoga mat and a blanket to experiment with meditating in the supine position.
Wai Cheong graduated with an M.Sc in Chemistry and worked in research before completing the 7-year Master's program in Advanced Buddhist Studies at Istituto Lama Tsong Khapa in 2004. He followed this with a four month solitary retreat. He has been teaching meditation and Buddhism since 1996, with a special interest in making available the benefits of meditation to a wider audience. From 2006-2015.
The Blissful Abiding of Body and Mind in Meditation - Retreat with Wai Cheong Kok
Thursday 5th July 9:00 am - Sunday 8th July 12 noon
Held in the Wellbeing Centre at Chenrezig Institute.
Facility fee $200
Accommodation and meals available separately.
Established 1974, Chenrezig Institute is a centre for Buddhist study, meditation, retreat and practice nestled in the foothills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The Institute is home to a Tibetan Geshe (Lama), a large community of ordained Sangha (monks and nuns), students, residents, volunteers, retreat goers and guests. Apart from the formal study programmes, Chenrezig Institute is a peaceful, calm and relaxing place to spend a few hours, days or weeks. Stroll along the bush paths, wander in formal garden, espresso in the cafe or a vegetarian meal. Teachers' availability subject to change; please http://www.chenrezig.com.au/programme/calendar/ for updated information. Also below the far carpark is our new addition 'The Wellbeing Centre' which provides courses focusing on cultivating physical, emotional and mental balance and wellbeing. They include authentic traditional and modern psychological approaches to health and lifestyle. They are suitable for everyone who maybe looking for genuine happiness and well-being in a non-religious framework.
Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo
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