May our practice and our lives be dedicated to the momentum of awakening for all, including ourselves.
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Retreats  

Meditation through deep rest brings us in touch with life beyond imagination and ideology. Old burdens fall away, and we can fall into deep and simple “already awareness.” Our body-mind releases old experiences of power as contraction, trying hard, and dominance. We dare to step out of the pervasive sense of lack and problems.
We are then more free to fill with life, to let joy guide us, to be willing to grow up and meet life, and to discover a powerful care for the whole. 
With room for ease and challenge, one can give up trying to be a “good meditator,” and start discovering what we are, what life is, and what is possible.

 

The teachers offer experiments to help lean or melt the mind and body towards flow and clarity, and an underlying aliveness. Techniques can help us get started and then we launch into the playful and organic emergence of our own unique and alive path.

 

~Lying or sitting meditation seamlessly integrates with the Japanese healing art of Jin Shin Jyutsu.

~Yoga, connected movement, and walking meditation complement stillness.


~Guided meditations, one-to-one meetings with teachers, and group teachings and dialogues enrich the silence.
Resting into our true nature we can be moved by the deep heart and intelligent body of a human being.

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~ About deep rest retreat ~

a participant comment:

"For me, lying down has been a revolution. 
I resisted it for some time until my body gave me no choice but to surrender to it. 
When the body is lying down, the whole system can relax.  When the whole system relaxes, something spacious and light can be accessed. 
I am often aware of a dropping feeling – as if dropping into other (deeper) levels of consciousness. 
It is when I am in deeper levels of consciousness that I am able to see what really matters in a situation and the heart feels more open."

 

~Beka, UK

 

Upcoming events 2020  

~ Online

Online weekend retreat

Friday-Sunday, March 27-29 

3 days of deep rest retreat.

Offered completely on Dana

registeration form here

for deatails email:

shahar(at)opendharma.org

 
15 March - 15 April , 2020
A month of meditation
'Rewilding and unwinding'
Join live or listen to recordings.
Enrich, lighten up, ground, start or just enjoy your meditation practice.​

More deatails and application form here

 
Deep Rest Retreats

3-9 June, 2020

Northern Spain, With some focus on creativity /ecology

22-29  June,

29 June - 6 July 2020

Near the Costa Brava, Catalunya, Spain

Two week long Meditation through deep rest. Silent residential retreats. 

for details email 

manager(at)opendharma.org

5-11 October, 2020

Finland

details will be posted soon 

What it's like to go on deep rest retreat

And that probably best expresses my own love of life: I repose in myself...

that part of myself, that deepest and richest part...

 ~Etty Hillesum, An Interrupted Life~