Module 1 –
During this retreat we will bring together the aspects of Mahamudra, ground, path and fruit. This will begin with an emphasis on our relationship to grounding and embodiment leading to the awareness of felt processes in the body. We will explore ways of releasing and opening the subtle levels of contraction in the body to enable greater inner stillness and spaciousness. This will lead to ways of looking at the process of Vipashyana or insight in relationship to body, mind and emotions and the nature of self. These will lead to resting in the nature of spacious non-dual awareness. We will use the practice of Shakyamuni as a holding presence of refuge, and to introduce the refuge and prostration preliminary practice [Ngöndro].
This first module is open for people who have at least one year experience with meditation, some basic knowledge of the foundations of Buddhism and a wish to explore and engage in the practice of tantric meditation. People with less experience may be asked to do some preparatory work before attending and can contact us to see how we can support them to make it possible.
Rob Preece has studied Tibetan Buddhism for many decades under the guidance of great teachers and holds a degree in psychology. During this time he has written six ground-breaking books on the meaningful chemistry between psychology and Tibetan (tantric) Buddhism: The Psychology of Buddhist Tantra, The Courage to Feel, The Wisdom of Imperfection, Preparing for Tantra, Feeling Wisdom and Tasting the Essence of Tantra.
Rob’s style of teaching is oriented towards opening a dialogue around the material that is being explored. This is to maintain a spirit of exploration and creativity in the way tantra is integrated into Western experience, rather than holding to rigid prescriptions of practice.
REGISTRATION, INFO & PAYMENT
You can subscribe for individual seminars or for the whole path by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can use the subscription form. This will be available as soon as the seminar is announced in the highlights of the frontpage.
DATES: Friday October 5 – Sunday, October 7, 2018
SCHEDULE: Friday: 2 – 5 pm, Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm.
LOCATION: KenKon, Nieuwe Kanaal 11, 6709 PA Wageningen, Netherlands
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LANGUAGE SPOKEN: English
FEES: (include 2 lunches & support material): General fee: € 250 (€ 215 if paid before 8 September, 2018); Fee for KenKon members, students and those with minimal income: € 200,- (€ 175 if paid before 8 September, 2018). Please subscribe first. All prices include lunch on Saturday and Sunday, access to recordings and other files during the three years journey, various other support materials on paper, audio or video. Payment should be made after receiving the invoice.
More than 3 weeks before course: full refund; more than 2 weeks before: 60% refund; more than 1 week before: 20% refund; less than one week before: no refund. No refunds after the course.
Discount options: Subscription and Payment for all 6 seminars in this series at once, before 1 September 2018 early bird deadline
A. A 10% discount on the early bird price for this option, saving € 129,- (€ 105,- for KK members, people with minimum income and students). In this case the total payment is € 1.161,- (€ 945,-, for KK members, people with minimum income and students). There are no refund possibilities for this option.
B. For those who participated in 6 or more modules of cycle I – Tasting the Essence of Tantra: A 15% discount for this option, saving € 193,50,- (€ 157,50,- for KK members, people with minimum income and students). In this case the total is € 1.096,50 (€ 892,50 for KK members, people with minimum income and students). There are no refund possibilities for this option.
LOCATION KenKon, Integral Life & Training Centre, Nieuwe Kanaal 11, 6709 PR Wageningen, Netherlands. +31 – (0)317 – 452946 firstname.lastname@example.org
LODGING Optional dormitory [ ‘dojo’] with yoga futons: € 30 for two nights. Three rooms available for € 40,- for two nights. There are hotels and B & B’s in the area.