Awakening the Embodied Mind with Leander Kane
6 – 10 February 2019
Wednesday 11.30am until Sunday afternoon 3pm
This 4 day retreat offers an opportunity to study mindfulness and meditative clarity in a very direct way through the body.
Sati, often translated as “mindfulness” in Pali, also means “remembering”. The Buddha’s treatise on sati commences with contemplation of body. By “re-member-ing” the body, by coming to ‘whole-ness’ or ‘totality’ through awareness of body, luminous qualities of mind such as centredness, groundedness, and openness reveal themselves.
By exploring the “many mansions” of the temple of body guided by Leander during this weekend retreat, participants can touch directly multiple dimensions of wholeness such as clarity, non-separateness and spaciousness or other facets of totality mind. Through experiences of both the wholeness and detail of the body prompted by gentle movement, we can release habitual bodily patterns and evoke insights that often surprise. By practising and directly experiencing enhanced qualities of body-mind whilst being safely grounded in body, a depth body-memory of these qualities develops that is easily accessible when walking, standing, sitting and lying down both in the retreat space and subsequently at the supermarket checkout.
- Costs: $400 [or $200 weekend only] -waged; $360 [or $180 weekend only] – unwaged; plus dana
- Venue: Sharda centre, 15 Percy Graham Drive, Tuakau http://shardacentre.com/
- Registration: Contact Catrin on Catrins.firstname.lastname@example.org
About Leander Kane
For 30 years Leander has fully emerged herself in deep retreat work and teaching retreats which include her knowledge of body /mind through her training in Feldenkrais. She is and continues to be greatly inspired by the Ven. Tarchin Hearn. With wisdom and compassion, Leander shares a continually evolving, knowing, deepening understanding of the Nature of Mind in a unique and powerful yet simple way. People can open to clarity, confidence and deep understandings through their own experience (empowered by their own explorations)——right here –now !!!