Photo: Fair Harvest Permaculture (Main Room)
Mindfulness and meditation, Ecodharma and Nature Retreats
Each one of us has so much knowledge of earth and nature. It is inherent human knowing, our sacred relationship with life and Earth. Mindfulness, our capacity to be attentive and ethically engaged with life and living, establishes and deepens this sacred bond of connectedness, of okayness and Refuge, a calmer, healthy engagement with the nature of living.
Mindfulness and Nature Retreats
Our Mindfulness and Nature retreats explore the foundations of contemporary and traditional mindfulness and meditation practices, nature immersion, and simplistic creative activities. We host weekends and 5-day semi-silent retreats dedicated to exploring mindfulness through an ecological lens including the elements and the senses, mindful walking, rest and respite.
Applying ancient approaches to mindfulness and contemplative meditation within a universalist cross-cultural Buddhist tradition, applied in a time of ecological and societal crisis and change, which can assist the emergence of life affirming individuals, human societies, and cultures.
Eco – Doing no harm to the living world. A caring involvement with the living environments and ecological foundations of life.
Dharma – Practices and teachings arising from the understanding of nature and phenomena that increasingly support wisdom knowledge and compassionate activity and a continual development of an all-encompassing global health and peace in every aspect of reality.
Ecodharma – The purposeful development of ecological ethical conduct as an aspect of mature compassionate consciousness.
5-day silent meditation retreats – Dedicated to universalist secular and sacred buddhadharma teachings and practices in the Burmese Weizzer and Tibetan Kagyu tradition through the lineage teachings of Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche.
Metta Meditation – The possibilities for deep friendship, love and understanding extended to all lives and the natural world.
Mindful Breath – Building awareness of the breathing body of life through connection with our own breath, the breathing aspects of nature and the cycles of existence.