Sat, 13 Nov|
Awareness in Christ Retreat: Vipassana
A monthly meditation mini-retreat for all who enjoy the process of meditative inquiry into the heart of being—unveiling the knowing within our experience, along the way traversing profound reaches of meditative mind and insight from jhana to dzogchen in the light of Christ.
Time & Location
13 Nov 2021, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm SGT
About the event
Awareness in Christ Retreat is a series of meditative explorations into key aspects of deeper meditation in the context of micro-retreat. We will cover salient dimensions of jhana (lucid concentration), aruppa (immaterial absorption), vipassana (deep insight), mozhao chan 默照禅 (silent illumination), huatou chan 话头禅 (critical phrase), anuttara-yoga tantra (highest integral blissful wisdom), mahamudra (nature of awareness), and dzogchen (pristine awareness in essence and effulgence)—all luminously held in the presence and power of Christ.
Today's retreat focuses on vipassana or deep insight. With mindfulness, clear comprehension, and steady pliancy of mind, one is able to see the nature of experience deeply and clearly. Seeing things as they are (yathabhuta-nanadassana) conduce to letting go, releasing, relinquishing, and stopping of dukkha (anguish). The four domains of mindfulness (satipatthana) form the basis for arising of deep insight. Nibbana is possible. This retreat is offered in two blocks: first from 9:00 to 11:00am SGT and second from 1:00 to 3:00pm SGT. Anyone is free to attend either the morning or afternoon block, or both.
In each retreat block, we begin with a guided meditation session with pointing-out instructions for about 45 minutes. This is followed by a 30 minute break where we can choose to continue sitting, do walking meditation, or have a restfully meditative break, each in our own locations. After that, we come together for co-presencing of awareness in loving silence, with or without guidance/pointing-out instructions. This is followed by Q&A and a time of sharing and discussion. A short affirmation and blessing will wrap up our time together.
All registrants for this retreat will receive a single Zoom link for both morning and afternoon blocks. Please indicate which retreat block you wish to attend, or if you wish to attend both blocks.