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Exploring Presence – The Way of Awareness
August 5 – August 11 AEDT
We will explore mindfulness practice through active and receptive awareness. In active awareness we search out our meditation object. In receptive awareness we allow our meditation object to come to us. These modes of awareness are not mutually exclusive, but can be seen as the two ends of a single spectrum. In this retreat we will play with these styles of practice and become familiar with them. The retreat will include morning workshops, evening dharma talks and a daily posture-&-flexibility session.
This retreat is taught jointly by Patrick Kearney and Emma Pittaway.
Patrick and Emma will conduct one-on-one interviews together. The interviews give you the opportunity to have an objective, external view on how your practice is developing. This will help you fine-tune your practice.
Patrick is an independent dharma teacher in the lineage of Mahāsi Sayādaw. He has a particular interest in applying the original teachings of the Buddha to contemporary life.
Emma emphasises the emergence of insight through “natural awareness.” Her main teachers are Patrick Kearney and Sayādaw U Tejaniya. She has practised the dharma since she was twenty and began teaching in 2019.
Single room $1,235
Shared room $935
Own vehicle $635