|Upcoming Half-Day Meditation Camp - Vipassana Yoga by Bhante Rahula|
|Wednesday, December 15, 2010|
There will be a half-day meditation camp taking place in the University of the West campus.
This retreat will emphasize mindful attention to the body and breathing as the foundation for cultivating awareness and insight into the deeper nature of our body and mental process. Slow deep breathing coordinated with mindful bending and stretching exercises are done to help this process.
Periods of sitting, standing and walking will aid in cultivating a continuity of awareness of the present moment. The goal of mindfulness/insight practice is to become aware of our intentions which precede activity of body, speech, and thought in order to transform harmful habits which bring suffering into wholesome ones which conduce to peace, happiness, and wisdom. The Buddha’s teachings of the Four Noble Truths inform the practice. How to carry this practice into daily life is given important.
This retreat is suitable for beginners as well as experienced meditators. There will be Dharma talks, chance for Q & A, instructions, and guided meditations.