Openground Mindfulness Weekend Retreat

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Openground Mindfulness Weekend Retreat

May 8, 2015 - May 10, 2015

Don’t meditate to fix yourself, to heal yourself, to improve yourself, to redeem yourself; rather, do it as an act of love, of deep warm friendship to yourself.  In this way there is no longer any need for the subtle aggression of self-improvement, for the endless guilt of not doing enough. It offers the possibility of an end to the ceaseless round of trying so hard that wraps so many people’s lives in a knot.  Instead there is now meditation as an act of love. How endlessly delightful and encouraging.  Bob Sharples, Calming the Mind



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Mindfulness can help us reduce our suffering and to be more present in our lives. But we do need to practice it! This weekend is an opportunity to deepen and enliven your practice. Our weekend retreats are an opportunity to refresh and renew your original enthusiasm about the practice of mindfulness. Join with other people in the country-side where your only responsibility is to yourself. Everything is provided for you in regards to food and lodging. We will be practicing in the good company of fellow travellers, eating wonderful food and walking in the beautiful natural surroundings.


During the retreat we will be spending time coming home to the body, the heart and the mind – through the practices of mindfulness. It is an opportunity for the sustained practice of bringing curiosity and compassion to everything that arises, and to notice what happens when we do this. We will be using journaling to explore the unfolding of practice over the weekend.

The retreat will be largely in silence, but with opportunities for interviews with the teacher, talks and discussions about our practice in the group.

It is suitable for people who have some experience of mindfulness already.

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May 8, 2015
May 10, 2015
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Maitripa Centre
528 Myers Creek Road
Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia


0401 904 995