Opportunities to Experience the Diamond Approach.
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The Objective Heart of Compassion
October 16-18, 2020, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, plus November 11 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
On this retreat, we will explore the essence of compassion, and what blocks us from experience this true presence of loving kindness.
The true source of compassion is presence, a presence that allows us to be with our hurts and pain without ideas about what should happen. It is this genuine compassion that allows to become more vulnerable to the truth of our experience, and the deepest truth of our nature. By sincerely exploring our experience, we can learn to be sensitive to the suffering of others, and respond to that suffering, all without losing contact with our own ground of preciousness.
We will use meditation, sensing practices, teachings, and inquiry exercises, to explore our experience.
October 16- 18 , 2020, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, plus November 11, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
LOCATION: * Zoom video conferencing. Due to concerns about Covid-19, our retreats will be online until further notice.
COST: $335. Includes all group meetings. Private sessions also available during the retreat for additional cost. Limited scholarship based on financial need is available.
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Retreat Dates for 2021:
Feb 19 - 21
May 21 - 23
.. remaining dates for '21 will be announced soon.
Sacred Impulses: Exploring Presence through Movement and Inquiry
“Your body is actually your entry into the mystery.” - A.H. Almaas
How does presence move our body? How do different states of consciousness impact us physically? What happens when we include our body’s sensitivity and intelligence in inquiry? We will explore these and other questions in this online course.
There are various essential aspects that express different qualities of our Being - Joy, Compassion, Will, Peace, etc. These qualities can have a sacred impulse, a subtle expression of presence that can show itself through us. With curiosity and understanding, these sacred impulses can express something sublime and mysterious about our true nature.
In this Fall series, we will focus in particular on the White Essence, the quality of personal will and essential support. This quality of presence conveys a sense of effortless confidence, a full bodied certainty that we can stay in touch with whatever is arising in our experience, and respond effectively to the conditions of our life.
For the movement work, we will use specific elements of the Five Movement practice, a method developed as part of the Diamond Approach teaching for exploring presence. By combining movement and inquiry, we can experientially learn how our presence is both blocked in us and can express itself through us.
When: 9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5. 12 - 3 pm, Eastern Time.
Where: Online Zoom. (Sessions will be recorded for review by registered students.)
What students have to say about Sacred Impulses:
"I was not really conscious what I was longing for, but it is this direct contact with my bodily sensations that helps me to get in deeper understanding and exploring experiences that happen to me."
If you would like to further explore your interest in the Diamond Approach you can apply to work with a Diamond Approach teacher in individual spiritual insight sessions.
In private session work, you work one on one with a teacher to learn the Diamond Approach practice of Inquiry - an open ended exploration into the truth of your immediate experience. This can include psychological discernment, precise questioning, breath work, and body sensing practices. All of these processes support your unfolding discoveries about your inner nature and spiritual development. Your personal unfoldment arises naturally, spontaneously and uniquely in a way that is natural, spontaneous, and unique.