Center for Wisdom and Compassion
lør. 11. jul.|
5 PART SERIES: MINDFULNESS, COMPASSION AND WISDOM with GLEN SVENSSON
A series of 5 retreats focusing on these three core areas of practice. Each retreat is also a stand alone course, so you can book them separately as well.
Time & Location
11. jul. 2020 09.00 CEST – 04. okt. 2020 16.00 CEST
About the Event
MINDFULNESS, COMPASSION AND WISDOM
The three core areas of spiritual practice are mindfulness, compassion and wisdom. In other words cultivating attentional, emotional and cognitive balance as a basis for achieving mental balance and well-being.
In Buddhism these are often referred to as shamatha, compassion and vipashyana practice.
Over a series of five weekend retreats we will be focusing on these three core areas of practice.
Beginning with cultivating mindfulness over two weekends using the two classic approaches of mindfulness of breathing and observing the mind.
This will be followed by a weekend focusing on cultivating the positive qualities such as loving-kindness and compassion.
And finally over two weekends cultivating the wisdom of impermanence, suffering, no self and emptiness.
Although each of these weekend retreats can be a stand alone practice, in order to effectively cultivate mental balance and well-being an integrated approach covering all three areas of practice is essential.
1. Shamatha Retreat (mindfulness of breathing) Jul 11-12
2. Shamatha Retreat (observing the mind) Aug 1-2
3. Compassion Retreat Aug 22-23
4. Vipashyana Retreat (3 marks of existence) Sep 12-13
5. Vipashyana Retreat (emptiness) Oct 3-4
PRACTICAL INFO :
To book one retreat only, please select the one your're interested in from the list above, and it will take you to a separate registration page.
One weekend course is offered at 500 dkk (approx. 75 USD)
and the total of 5 courses at 2000 dkk (290 USD).
The registration gives you access to the live sessions and recordings of them.
If you have financial difficulties, please don't let that prevent you from attending this course and reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Retreat schedule (Copenhagen time)
09:00 – 10:15 Session 1
10:15 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00 Session 2
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:15 Session 3
14:15 – 14:45 Break
14:45 – 16:00 Session 4
1. SHAMATHA RETREAT: MINDFULNESS OF BREATHING
During this two day retreat we will learn how to cultivate and enhance our attention skills, how to strengthen our faculty of mindfulness. Within Buddhism this training is often referred to as shamatha practice – the practice of cultivating a calm, clear and focussed mind. This retreat will focus on the mindfulness of breathing practice. This technique is particularly recommended for those who have highly discursive minds and find it difficult to remain in the present moment. Three variations of this practice will be presented during this retreat: 1. the full-body breath practice 2. focussing at the abdomen 3. focussing at the entrance of the nostrils Also included will be instructions on using the shavasana posture in meditation practice.
2. SHAMATHA RETREAT: OBSERVING THE MIND
During this two day retreat we will learn how to cultivate and enhance our attention skills, how to strengthen our faculty of mindfulness. Within Buddhism this training is often referred to as shamatha practice – the practice of cultivating a calm, clear and focussed mind. This retreat will focus on using the mind as the object for our mindfulness practice. In the modern world we tend to be the slaves of our own mind often tormented and overwhelmed by our thoughts, emotions and memories. This technique enables us to become the masters of our own mind. Two variations of this practice will be presented during this retreat.
3. COMPASSION RETREAT
During this two day retreat we will be applying mindfulness to cultivate the positive qualities such as loving-kindness and compassion.
In Buddhism this is sometimes simply referred to as compassion practice.
The retreat will focus on the four core qualities of:
3. empathetic joy
In the context of discussing these practices the retreat will also look at how to deal with anger and attachment. And also how to transform the selfish self-centered attitude.
4. VIPASHYANA RETREAT: 3 MARKS OF EXISTENCE
During this two day retreat we will be applying mindfulness to gain insights into ourselves and the world of our experience. In Buddhism this is often referred to as vipashyana practice.
This retreat will focus on the three core insights of impermanence, suffering and no self which are called the three marks of existence.
These insights enable us to overcome the three distorted views of seeing:
1. changing as unchanging
2. pleasure as happiness
3. no self as self
5. VIPASHYANA RETREAT: EMPTINESS
During this two day retreat we will be applying mindfulness to gain insights into ourselves and the world of our experience.
In Buddhism this is often referred to as vipashyana practice.
This retreat will focus on the insight into emptiness. This enables us to overcome our distorted view of grasping to things as existing independently.
The retreat will focus on two approaches to this practice:
1. emptiness of person
2. nature of the mind
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
All of our courses are non-refundable unless stated otherwise in the event description.
However, we offer you the possibility to roll over the credit to another event in our programme (please check if spots are available and reach out to us to follow the regular registration process). If you don't wish to decide on a course for the time being, we keep the record of your transfer and can allocate it to a course at a later date once you have decided. The value can be split between several courses or retreats.
5 Week-end Retreats
Non refundable registration for the entire series giving access to all the sessions online as well as recordings from the same teachings.