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The Heart of Emptiness

The Buddha's teachings are essentially pointing to the emptiness at the heart of all experience. Insight meditation cultivates the pathway for this voyage of discovery.

Through the simple and direct meeting of each moment with wakefulness, sensitivity and curiosity, we open ourselves to profound transformation. With courage and care we can learn to empty the heart - releasing our entanglement in the emotional dynamics of personal history, while still honouring our unique journey and individuality. Opening to the emptiness of all things facilitates the settling, the healing and the awakening of our human heart. It is the heart of emptiness that knows the interconnected nature of all, and from this depth of being we can participate in life with tenderness, engagement and care.

This retreat is suitable for experienced meditators who have previously attended at least one week-long residential meditation retreat in silence.

2022-10-21 (8 days) Gaia House

2022-10-22 Meditation Instructions 44:03
Leela Sarti
Arriving in our body, heart, breath and experience, in an open and friendly way.
2022-10-22 Dharma Talk - Orienting Towards Freedom 49:13
Yanai Postelnik
2022-10-23 Dharma Talk - Reflections on Embodiment and Emptiness 50:50
Leela Sarti
2022-10-24 Dharma Talk - Emptying Emptiness 56:48
Yanai Postelnik
2022-10-25 Dharma Talk - Experiencing Emptiness as No Time 45:26
Leela Sarti
2022-10-26 Dharma Talk - Sacred Emptiness 55:07
Yanai Postelnik
2022-10-27 Tools for Life After the Retreat 54:46
Leela Sarti
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