Come join us on Saturday, Oct. 19, for a day-long retreat with visiting Dharma teacher Caverly Morgan, the creator of Peace In Schools, an in-school mindfulness program for kids. This will be a nourishing day of guided meditations, journaling, relational mindfulness practices, and group discussion. The theme of this retreat is:
Liberation Now: From the Progressive Path to Direct Experience
DATE/TIME: Saturday, 10/19/19, 9:00am-4:30pm
LOCATION: Portland Insight Meditation Center (PIMC), 6536 SE Duke St., Portland OR 97206
SUGGESTED DONATION: $80 (No one is ever turned away from a PIMC event for lack of funds)
QUESTIONS & INFORMATION: Please email Caverly's assistant, Alyssa HERE
LUNCH: There will be a one-hour lunch break in the middle of the day. You are invited to bring your own lunch and/or bring something to share.
NOTE: This retreat is an invitation to those who are new, and a way to deepen practice for the experienced.
In a progressive path approach to practice, we sometimes fall for the idea that liberation is in the future.
We are conditioned to believe that we must end thinking, master practices, meditate for years, and purify our minds. Without realizing it, our beliefs can maintain the conditioning that stands in the way of our direct realization.
Turning our attention outward to various objects in practice can be deeply helpful. And, what changes when we cultivate our effortless capacity to rest the attention in Awareness itself? What changes as we practice inquiry into the nature of consciousness? And what tends to get in the way?
In this one-day retreat, you will:
* Explore progressive path practices that support stabilization of the mind
* Engage in a process of inquiry that allows Awareness to shine at the forefront of experience
* Learn to non-judgmentally question what veils our inherent true nature
* Be supported to trust the direct recognition of who you actually are
Meet Our Teacher:
Caverly Morgan is a meditation teacher, nonprofit leader, and visionary. She is the Founder and Guiding Teacher of Presence Collective, dedicated to igniting personal transformation and collective awakening. She is also the Founder and Guiding Teacher of Peace in Schools-a nonprofit which created the nation's first for-credit mindfulness class in public high schools.
Caverly blends the original spirit of Zen with a modern nondual approach. Her practice began in 1995 and has included eight years of training in a silent Zen monastery. She has been teaching contemplative practice since 2001.
Caverly leads meditation retreats, workshops, and online classes internationally. She has been a teacher and presenter at the Science and Nonduality Conference, 1440 Multiversity, Worldwide Insight, Esalen, the Mind and Life International Symposium for Contemplative Research, Buddha at the Gas Pump, Open Circle, the New York Zen Center of Contemplative Care, and many more.