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Zen Practices for Developing Insight

Course Outline:

Whatever our practice may be it is important to feel strong and grounded. As the Zen Master Dogen says, we should have 'the legs of a donkey and the face of a Buddha'! There's an implication that we can be firmly rooted in reality rather than running away with our minds.

The practices we'll explore this week are aimed at developing awareness of our internal compass, our intution, the innate ability we have to feel our way through the world rather than constantly trying to work everything out. Your mind needs a holiday too!

Based on the book 'Practical Zen' by Daizan Roshi, my teacher, who taught me how to teach this course.

What we'll cover:

Biography

Hello, I'm Kim and I started Serenity Retreat back in 2010. I am a big fan of meditation and mindfulness practices because of my own experience in how useful they've been in smoothing my relationship to life's lumps and bumps I'm not saying that everything becomes sweetness and light once we start with these practices, but for sure I don't take things anywhere near as personally as I used to and, in general, life feels as though it's flowing more easily - hurray! I've also become much better at trusting my internal satnav.

I have really come to love Zen for its straightforward, clear seeing approach. It asks us to get right to the heart of the matter - what's our DIRECT experience of life? I try my best to pass this on in my own words until it's time for the words to stop and simply sit. As much as I love Zen, I have also come to see that there are some other beautiful practices out there in the world and that there is space for all of it. So I've cherry picked over the years. Our own experience, after all, is our greatest guide.

Kim

Hello, I'm Kim and I started Serenity Retreat back in 2010. I am a big fan of meditation and mindfulness practices because of my own experience in how useful they've been in smoothing my relationship to life's lumps and bumps I'm not saying that everything becomes sweetness and light once we start with these practices, but for sure I don't take things anywhere near as personally as I used to and, in general, life feels as though it's flowing more easily - hurray! I've also become much better at trusting my internal satnav.

I have really come to love Zen for its straightforward, clear seeing approach. It asks us to get right to the heart of the matter - what's our DIRECT experience of life? I try my best to pass this on in my own words until it's time for the words to stop and simply sit. As much as I love Zen, I have also come to see that there are some other beautiful practices out there in the world and that there is space for all of it. So I've cherry picked over the years. Our own experience, after all, is our greatest teacher.

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Courses In Greece in 2017/18

Mini Meditation Retreat - donations
Let's just sit! 3 lots of meditation with discussions
Course Details

Breathworks Introduction to Mindfulness with Alison - donations
Alison is a Breathworks qualified teacher and brings their approach to us in Greece.
Course Details

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Course Details

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Does life feel hard? Does it have to be this way? No! Learning how to live softly...
Course Details

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Finding space to explore our writing in whatever form that may take.
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Energetic and meditative practices to ground us when looking within.
Course Details

The Adventure of Meditation - donations
Lots of opportunity to ask questions and to add some additional tools to our meditation toolkit
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