Please note the order of topics may vary. There will be evening talks and workshop style morning instruction with Mal as well as morning yoga sessions with Lisa. Short individual interviews with Mal will be possible after Monday. Mal will draw on his training in ancient Buddhist as well as the contemporary psychological practices.
This retreat will involve evening talks, morning guidance and discussion, optional yoga sessions, time to sit, walk, move and be silently present. It will also involve the opportunity for meetings with the teacher Mal if required after Monday. Silence will be encouraged but not enforced. Though in silence, participants will have the opportunity to question, comment and discuss about the practices during workshops style morning guidance sessions.
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All experiential exercises will be voluntary and there will be an opportunity to practice daily Yoga sessions taught by Lisa Brown. On the final day some of these exercises will involve pairing up with another and engaging in interpersonal meditation practices. Mt Carmel Retreat is a peaceful and semi-rural sanctuary of acres with birdlife and walking trails, 45 minutes outside of Sydney, near the Minto train station.
All ensuite bedrooms are spacious and you can have the option to have your own private room or share with one other person who is a partner or friend.
The fees include an option for dana. In accordance with Buddhist traditions, the fee for this retreat is dana based.
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Dana refers to the economy of generosity where the teachings are given freely and those who receive the teaching have the opportunity to reciprocate with a financial gift that they feel is suitable, after the retreat has finished. A practicing psychologist for 27 years, he has been teaching mindfulness and the four heart qualities to the general public, a range of cultures, clinical populations, therapists and other professionals since As well as Theravada he has trained in other Buddhist and spiritual traditions.
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