In this retreat we will work on developing resiliency: building strength & flexibility.
Resilience is acknowledging & accepting that life is up & down, that there is pain & pleasure, comfort & discomfort, easy & unease. These are just facts of life. We cannot always be up, there is a flux & flow. We cannot have light if there is no dark, we cannot be up if there is no down. Make space for all polarities because they are part of life. We breathe in, we breathe out and use challenges to strengthen our ability to stay grounded and relaxed. Learn that however much is going on inside yourself or externally: behind it all is an abiding presence: calm, clear, open and peaceful. Connecting with this abiding presence, having that spaciousness enables you to hold the complexities of life: holding still in the middle of a storm.
We will practice sitting meditation, walking meditation and Qi Gong based movements. Qi Gong (pronounced chi kung) is a natural and gentle movement practice, very suitable to build strength & flexibility in body, mind, and emotions.