Ocean of Breath, Ocean of Love
11 - 17 March 2022, Sangsurya, Byron Bay
In the Anapanasati Sutta we find the Buddha’s guidance on mindfulness of breathing. Following, resting into and enjoying the breath supports an easeful and tranquil way of being. The body relaxes and the mind becomes clear. This is so supportive. We settle, we become peaceful and we learn to release and let go of what is unhelpful, of what prevents wholeness. From this we learn to meet experience in loving presence, skilful understanding and wide-open awareness.
This silent retreat offers the opportunity to deepen one’s practice and settle into our innate nature. It is suitable for both beginners and more advanced practitioners. The schedule includes guided meditations, Dharma talks, sitting and walking meditation, inquiry and somatic practices.
Lizzie Turnbull has been studying in the Buddha Dharma since 1985 first in the Vajrayana tradition and then in Zen and Western Insight. She is a teacher in the Insight tradition and guides the Flowing Mountain Insight Meditation Group in Brunswick Heads. For many years she has been exploring the fertile meeting ground of Buddhism and psychotherapy with a particular interest in how somatic practices support healing and awakening. Lizzie was a director of Somatics - Body Oriented Psychotherapy Training in Sydney and was a teacher and supervisor on the Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors and Psychotherapists (AABCAP) professional training programme. She has a private practice in Byron Shire.
Sangsurya Retreat Centre at Byron Bay
95 Old Bangalow Road, Byron Bay NSW 2481
RETREAT INFORMATION AND PRICES
Retreat fees: $1030 to $490. Fees include accommodation and 3 vegetarian meals per day.
Please arrive between 3:00pm and 5:00pm on Friday 11 March. The retreat will finish after lunch on Thursday 17 March 2022.
Schedule: The schedule includes guided meditations, Dharma talks, sitting and walking meditation, inquiry and somatic practices.
The retreat is conducted in silence apart from meetings with teachers and essential communication. Meetings with the teachers are an essential aspect of the retreat and will be in a small group format. Also there will be opportunity for individual interviews with teachers during the week.
Dana: Insight Meditation teachers give generously of their time and energy during retreats. They receive no payment for this and are supported by donations from those attending retreats.A Dana (donation) box will be placed inside the meditation hall for donations to support the teachers.
COVID protocols: We follow all NSW Health guidelines on our retreats. As the requirements are constantly changing, information on vaccination requirements and distancing/masks/testing rules will be advised prior to the retreat to insure safety for all.