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Beyond Mindfulness: Wake Up Now to Your Essential Nature
Sat, Apr 22, 2017, 9:00 AM – Sun, Apr 23, 2017, 5:00 PM MST
Originally drawn from the Buddhist tradition, the practice of mindfulness meditation is enormously popular because of its well-researched benefits in relieving stress and anxiety, lifting depression, increasing concentration, and improving overall health and well-being. But mindfulness has its limitations, especially for those who are eager to awaken from the dream of separation and realize their essential spiritual nature. When you practice mindfulness, you can easily get trapped in trying to maintain a special, more mindful state of mind while you overlook your natural state, the already awake awareness that is always present as the backdrop of every experience.
In this two-day nonresidential retreat, you will receive teachings and guided meditations that point you directly—without jargon or dogma—to your natural state of open-hearted, awakened awareness, that requires no mindful effort to achieve or maintain. There will be plenty of time for discussion and dialogue, to enable you to delve deeply into the nature of reality and invite you to experience awakening for yourself.
Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, 2017, 9 am-5pm each day