This will be a silent retreat with group teachings and discussions, practices and sittings. There will  be time for your own practice, for resting and being in nature.

Friday afternoon March 6th until Wednesday afternoon March 11th, 2020.  

We connect to ourselves and the world through the senses. We are primarily sensing, feeling creatures. The mind evolved to support this feeling and sensing.

A sense of wellbeing, aliveness and connection is fundamentally dependent on sensing.

On this weekend we will be using meditation as a tool to come back to our senses – to refine and deepen our direct experience of the body, the mind and the world. It is experience which changes us. Experience deepens when the body and mind soften and open. 

This retreat is a chance to explore the fundamental Buddhist teachings on the four noble truths. This will include investigation into the eightfold noble path to enlightenment, the hindrances, and the seven factors fo enlightenment. 

Our sessions will cover basic mindfulness practices, including sitting, walking and lying, working with the breath vipassana style, loving kindness practices and much more. 

Each day will include sessions of somatics and KumNye. 

You will meet with Dyana daily for guidance on your meditation practice and somatic work. Assistant teachers will be available to provide extra support.

Our body, through feeling, is evaluating every experience in life we have, whether the experience is conscious or not. Our bodies are much more intimately engaged with the world around us than we could possibly imagine.

― Dyana Wells