During this retreat we will explore Buddhist methods to open your heart and connect with the source of wisdom in you.
Stephan Pende will introduce you to a variety of meditation techniques from the Tibetan Tradition to support the development of Self-Compassion and based on that compassion for others.
These meditations can be used by everyone independent of your belief and background. The emphasis will be on cultivating a kind and open awareness, to discover a way of effortless being without pressure.
When you look deeply into your heart you recognize that the very nature of consciousness itself is a wellspring of loving-kindness.
It is said that the very quality of the deepest level of your mind is that of inexhaustible love, and it is already there. In other words, you don’t need to get it from anybody else: not from a religion, not from a teacher. It is there already, but it does get obscured.
So, if this is a birthright, a capacity you bring to life, then instead of emphasizing how to cultivate this wonderful quality of mind, you can shift your mindset to ask how to stop doing what you are doing to obscure it.
Stephan Pende Wormland has studied and practiced meditation in multiple traditions for over 30 years. He was a monk in the Tibetan tradition for 11 years.
At Hallaskog, the participants will be accommodated in multi-bed rooms or double rooms. There is a large assembly hall for teaching and meditation, showers and toilets, a kitchen and dining area. The retreat place is located in a beautiful beech forest by Dagstorpsjön, 9 km north of Höör. In the schedule there will be space for personal time. There are nice hiking trails in the forest and you are free to go canoeing on the lake. Canoes and life jackets are available to borrow.
From Malmö, it takes just under an hour to drive. Please let us know when registering if you need a ride, or can offer a seat in your car. Pick-up from Höör train station can also be arranged.
All participants help with cooking, washing dishes and cleaning. The food will be vegan. Please state when registering if you have any food allergies, unfortunately we cannot take other types of diets into account.
The retreat is open to both beginners and more experienced practitioners of meditation.