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Annual Whole Life Community Retreat

This seven-day Insight Dialogue Retreat explored the deepest meaning of refuge, and the roles of meditation, study and community in a Whole Life Path. Taking refuge only makes sense when we recognize that suffering is not just the result of a body that ages and must be fed, or of a social life that demands maintenance. There is stress in living with the basic insecurity of a changeable world and a body and brain that seek security and stability. For stress relief, we usually distract ourselves with sensory and social pleasures. However, at our retreat we will examine a different way of taking refuge through addressing questions, such as the ones below. What does it really mean to take refuge in meditative qualities of the mind, and how can we learn to touch these qualities in our busy, interpersonal lives? What does it mean to take refuge in a deep and sincere study of the natural laws that govern the human experience, in the Dhamma? And, above all, what does it mean to take refuge, and find both solace and a reminder of the tough and beautiful road to a free heart in a community dedicated to awakening? These are just some of the questions that we will explore in the annual Whole Life community Retreat in Virginia in 2012.
2012-11-11 (8 days) Sevenoaks Pathwork Center

  
2012-11-11 Listening and Speaking out of Emergence 33:30
  Gregory Kramer
Listening and Speaking out of Emergence
2012-11-11 Guided meditation on listening and speaking internally. 20:49
  Gregory Kramer
Guided meditation on listening and speaking internally.
2012-11-11 Deva Realms, Contemplation 15:37
  Gregory Kramer
Contemplation on Deva Realms
2012-11-11 Intimacy with Suffering and Joy 47:02
  Gregory Kramer
Intimacy with Suffering and Joy
2012-11-11 Evolution to Freedom 23:28
  Gregory Kramer
Evolution to Freedom
2012-11-11 Aiming the mind 15:08
  Gregory Kramer
Aiming the mind
2012-11-11 Q and A-Trust emergence: Catch in breath, subtle noticing 13:55
  Gregory Kramer
Q and A---Trust emergence: Catch in breath, subtle noticing
2012-11-18 Anapanasati in 2’s 29:50
  Gregory Kramer
Anapanasati in 2’s
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