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MEDITATION & INQUIRY
July 12-16, 2017
Bay Area Residential Retreat with Frank Ostaseski
This annual meditation retreat is an invitation to both deepen your meditation practice and develop an on-going practice relationship with the teacher Frank Ostaseski. Enrollment in this retreat to a maximum of 36 participants.
Retreat Times & Dates:
In this retreat, we will engage in formal periods of sitting and walking meditation, as well as the practice of inquiry. Our primary practice will be Mindfulness Meditation a simple technique that has been developed over 2,500 years. Beginning with the focusing of attention on the breath, the practice concentrates and calms the mind and body. It allows us to see through the mind's conditioning and free ourselves of habitual behaviors thereby allowing us to live more fully present in this moment.
Inquiry is an interactive practice done in dyads or triads where we practice mindful presence in speaking and listening while investigating our immediate experience. Inquiry is a process that helps us explore the obscurations to contact with our more essential nature through a dynamic questioning, observing and feeling.
This retreat is held in silence except for the inquiry sessions and interviews with the teacher. Our days will include scheduled periods of sitting and walking meditation and mindful movement to help us connect body, mind and heart. The retreat will also include meditation instruction, teachings, small group interviews, inquiry exercises, and discussions.
Basic Guidelines for Participation in this Retreat:
Retreat Site & Accommodations
Contact: Gregg Ruskusky (Retreat Manager)