The Practice of Mindful Awareness

  • Bay Of Plenty 15 Mcgarvey Rd, Whakatane 3120

Mindfulness is our natural ability to be fully present. It’s not a mental technique, or something we do to arrive somewhere, change or “improve” ourselves. Mindfulness – or a mind full of awareness – arises spontaneously when we relax and pay attention. Its practice teaches us to be at ease with what is occurring in the moment. Instead of paying attention to how we wish things were – or how we fear they might be – we learn to work with the circumstances exactly as they are. Being mindful allows for a clearer understanding of how our attitude and state of mind affects our life. It makes use of the inherent ability of our mind and body to rebalance and sustain well-being, and discover positive new perspectives, responses and solutions.

 

On this retreat we will be exploring these themes while following a schedule of teaching sessions, guided mindfulness meditations, and discussion. This retreat is for both beginners and experienced mindfulness practitioners.

Cost: $90. Please bring food for a light lunch. Some unwaged places are available.