Day long retreats

Sartori can happen anywhere by Alice Popcorn

 

Day longs provide a foundation for exploring the Dharma and establishing a steady meditation practice. Day longs range from beginner days that introduce mindfulness practices and fundamental teachings; "applied mindfulness" classes that focus on particular life issues or days that dive deep into the suttas. Unless otherwise stated, all days are open to beginners or experienced alike. Please note that while the days are open to beginners, instructions may not always be specific to beginners. You are always welcome to ask questions and clarify instructions at the appropriate time.  

 

 

I See You Mara!  

This retreat is full. We're not taking anymore bookings or enquiries

 

Please note: Jess Huon will be leading this day long event instead of Anton. The theme of the day will remain the same. 

 

Time/Date: Sunday, May 20th, 2018. 10am-5pm 

Venue: E-Vam Institute, 673 Lygon St, Carlton North

Cost: $30 + dana for the teacher

This retreat is full. We're not taking anymore bookings or enquiries

 

Developing resilience in the face of Judgement and Criticism is one of the key skills of awakening. The judging mind can be painful if we're not fully aware of and present to what it's trying to achieve. If we turn towards it and look close, in essence it's trying to help us..... but maybe it's just a bit clumsy! 

Instructions will be given for both sitting and walking meditation. Throughout the day there will be time given for questions, discussion and a Dharma talk.  

 

Awakening As We Age

Time/Date: Sunday June 17th, 2018.  10am-5pm 

Venue: E-Vam Institute, 673 Lygon St, Carlton North

Cost: $30 + dana for the teacher

Bookings: Click here for bookings

 

This is a day designed for people aged 50 years and over.

Life is one long transition and aging tends to focus the mind around the limitations of the human body! Sometimes this is an imagined, mental preoccupation or sometimes it’s a reality with illness, disability, grief and loss.

There are many challenges in aging, but also hidden gifts that we can access and support in each other. There’s the possibility to return to the inner life, our purpose and/or aspirations and nourish the flowering of wisdom and compassion.

This will be a day of meditation, teachings, interactive exercises and sharing aimed at bringing greater clarity for the path ahead.

 

A Beginners Day Long Retreat

Time/Date: Sunday July 15th, 2018.  10am-5pm 

Venue: E-Vam Institute, 673 Lygon St, Carlton North

Cost: $30 + dana for the teacher

Bookings: Click here for bookings

 

In this traditional Insight Meditation (Vipassana) day, the emphasis is on quieting the mind and opening the heart, cultivating a calm mind and a kind heart towards ourselves and others. As we practice, we incline ourselves towards a more easeful relationship with life, regardless of our circumstances. 
Instructions will be given for both sitting and walking meditation. Throughout the day there will be time given for questions, discussion and a Dharma talk. 

Although this day is designed for beginners, it is open to anyone from beginners to experienced. Maybe you'd just like to come along for a practice day? Please do.

 

Loving Presence

Time/Date: Sunday October 28th, 2018.  10am-5pm 

Venue: E-Vam Institute, 673 Lygon St, Carlton North

Cost: $45 + dana for the teacher

Bookings: Open in late August

 

Meditation Daylong

Time/Date: Sunday December 16th, 2018.  10am-5pm 

Venue: E-Vam Institute, 673 Lygon St, Carlton North

Cost: $45 + dana for the teacher

Bookings: Open in late Sept

 

 

 

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