Welcome to a week-long practice intensive! It is fortunate indeed to have the time to delve deeply into spiritual discovery. In the natural tranquility of the Seven Circles Retreat Center we have the opportunity to set aside our daily responsibilities, unplug devices, and experience the true relief that comes from cultivating an aware mind and an open heart. Learning to be gentle with ourselves and "to relax in the doing" is liberating and transformative. The key is finding the balance between, "not too tight and not too loose", between relaxed discipline and awake relaxation. In so doing we discover that peace and happiness are already present within our own mind, we only need to relax and let go of everything that is obscuring the innate qualities of our wisdom and compassion.
The retreat space allows for concurrent practices. There is a spacious carpeted yurt for Meditation practices (other than prostractions), Feldenkrais, Yoga and evening Chenrezig practice. There is a lodge with a hard wood floor for Prostration Practice. There are shady outdoor spaces for sitting and walking meditation. Practitioners are encouraged to find their own practice rhythms and take responsibility for maintaining the discipline of their own pre-determined practice schedule. Study and private interviews will be part of the schedule as will daily Dharma talks. The book we will use for study is "Heart Advice from a Mahamudra Master" by Gendun Rinpoche.
Please join us in a supportive spiritual community for time to explore your inner richness through Dharma practice and study in a beautiful natural setting. We warmly invite you to come and experience the joy of slowing down and paying kind and gentle attention to your mind and body. As the program is customized, it is suited for all levels, including beginners.
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Bodhi Path of Pasadena