At its core, meditation is the process of developing the heart and mind. Developing awareness and wisdom directly lessens our own suffering and brings about the capacity for compassionate action in the world we share. Cultivating these qualities in a relaxed and natural way reminds us that a deeper freedom is possible and available in the very life we’re living.
As we will explore on this retreat, it is through a patient, moment-to-moment awareness that we can discover the transformative power and joy of this practice. Drawing on the teachings of Theravadin Buddhist monk and author Sayadaw U Tejaniya, we'll emphasize a relaxed continuity of awareness, specifically looking at how the mind is relating to whatever is arising in each moment.