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Online Retreat: Our Bodies Break Light

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 Day 6

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Resources for Day 6:

Let’s sit like we belong in the world.’ 


Friday 8am


Welcome to Day 6

Salute to the Three Jewels


45 min unled meditation with bells marking 5 stages.


Do not encumber your mind with useless thoughts.
What good does it do to brood on the past or anticipate the future?
Remain in the simplicity of the present moment.


Friday 10.30am

Talk by Paramananda
Led meditation
Lying down with drumming and mantra
Short led meditation




Carmel Point


The extraordinary patience of things!
This beautiful place defaced with a crop of suburban houses-
How beautiful when we first beheld it,
Unbroken field of poppy and lupin walled with clean cliffs;
No intrusion but two or three horses pasturing,
Or a few milch cows rubbing their flanks on the outcrop rockheads-
Now the spoiler has come: does it care?
Not faintly. It has all time. It knows the people are a tide
That swells and in time will ebb, and all
Their works dissolve. Meanwhile the image of the pristine beauty
Lives in the very grain of the granite,
Safe as the endless ocean that climbs our cliff.-As for us:
We must uncenter our minds from ourselves;
We must unhumanize our views a little, and become confident
As the rock and ocean that we were made from.
Robinson Jeffers      


Friday 4 pm

Meditation led by Bodhilila

Q & A with Paramananda and Bodhilila 



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Drinking tea, sitting, quiet – ahhh. This Saturday enjoy Zen tea. More info here. Book here.