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Unlearning Meditation

Silent retreat

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This 5-day retreat will use the principles found in Jason Siff’s book Unlearning Meditation: What to do when the instructions get in the way.

The retreat will begin with a focus on how to transition from a structured meditation practice, such as breath or mantra meditation, to an all-inclusive awareness meditation practice. It will start with an emphasis on being kind toward yourself in meditation, allowing your experience to unfold naturally, while developing interest in what is happening during meditation. In this way, you will be able to include more of your thoughts and emotions in meditation, and still be able to arrive at tranquil states of mind.

Unlearning meditation is a way to see into the habits of mind which have led to feeling stuck and frustrated with your meditation sittings, or to doubting the value of meditation. It is also a way to cultivate greater awareness of your inner world in meditation and to develop tranquil states of mind. This is a good retreat for anyone who has tried to meditate but has found it difficult or unsatisfactory, as well as for people who have had a long-time meditation practice and are looking for something new.

Each day, there will be several periods of meditation (20 to 40 minutes long), group and/or individual interviews with the teacher, along with talks and Q&A sessions. Some of the meditation sittings will be optional, and there will be ample free time for participants to take walks, get exercise, and read.

The retreat language is English with German translation.

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For accomodation with vegetarian meals (full board) please register below.

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Room bookings are made on the basis of availability and in the order in which registrations are received. You will receive a registration confirmation from us in which we will inform you of whether we are able to provide you with the accommodation desired.


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  • I agree to transfer the fees for the event to the bank account of Kamalashila Institute® no later than ten days prior to the event. I will include the name and number of the event on the transfer form.

    Tibetisch-Buddhistische Religionsgemeinschaft (not "Kamalashila Institut")
    Bank account no. 15 200 24 24
    BLZ 576 500 10
    Kreissparkasse Mayen
    IBAN DE29576500100152002424
    Reference: Payment for Course 9.6 on 12. September 2017

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