December 28th, 2016 - January 1st, 2017
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Meditation on Emptiness and Compassion
The new year retreat is an invitation to slow down and shift from the doing mode to the being mode. To allow yourself to be in a place without pressure supported by the guidance of Stephan Pende and the presence of the group.
Together we rest in the very nature of your being, in what is sometimes called the natural state, original mind, pure awareness, no mind, or simply emptiness.
All Buddhist traditions consider it important to understand the selflessness of the individual in order to gain liberation from suffering. The reason for this is that all suffering comes from believing the self is truly existent. This insight into selflessness leads naturally to heartfelt compassion, the wish to free others from their struggle.
Our confusion results in taking the self and everything that affects it very seriously, and we become fixated on our problems. But in fact, the self does not exist in a separate, solid, independent way. It is made up through the mental process of selfing, like the self that appears in a dream.
Stephan Pende will introduce you to different techniques from the Tibetan Traditon to experience your inborn freedom and compassion.
Stephan Wormland, MA in clinical psychology and trained in Gestalt therapy. He has studied and practiced meditation in multible Buddhist traditions for over 30 years. Stephan was a monk in the Tibetan tradition for 11 years, spent five years in meditation retreats, and teaches meditation in Buddhist centers in Europe.
Max 15 Participants
The retreat is held in silence except during periods of exchange in the group.
Place: Røsnæs Naturskole, Røsnæsvej 458, 4400 Kalundborg, Denmark
Price: 3900 DK, reduction for students or unemployed 3500 The price includes vegetarian meals and accommodation in simple four bed rooms.
Time: 28th December 2016, 18.00 – 1st January 2017, 10.00
Venue: Røsnæs Naturskole