LATE SUMMER RETREAT
Providence Renewal Centre Edmonton
August 26, 3:00pm – August 30, 12:30pm.
Mindfulness Meditation, Yoga and Silence Retreat
AWARENESS OF NOW: THE FREEDOM TO BE
AND THE BLISS OF NO STRESS
David McAmmond and Kavindu (Alejandro Velasco)
$495 for current YAA members (non-members add $30) in double rooms with private bathroom (or a single room with shared bathroom for an additional cost of $60)
In this retreat we will examine, learn and practice being aware of the now. This is the incisive aspect of mindfulness meditation, which will allow you to recognize the flexible, changing, and open nature of being. This is the inherent sense of freedom at the core of our sense of self, when it is recognized as empty of any fixed definitions.
Awareness of now entails sensing the three faces of impermanence: arising, changing and releasing in the six sensory fields. The practice allows the brain to reset its body map, dissolving away the emotional stress. In humans, stress lingers on triggered by the illusion of permanence and solidity of thoughts about events, to the point of harming the body. Insight into the impermanence of events releases us from the spell of this illusion.
The meditation practices will unfold alternating with mindful movements and yoga asana. This combination can deepen the release of somatic tension patterns while optimizing the balance of energy.
Contact me if you’re interested and I will send you contact information for registration.