Still Mountain Buddhist Meditation Center Fall Retreat: The Threshold and Transitional States

Friday November 1st 5:00pm thru Sunday November 3rd 1pm 2019
DeSales Retreat Center 1124 Ventura Drive Brooklyn MI 49230
Retreat and Teachings offered on a *Dana Basis

About the Retreat
We move through transitional states every day of our lives, and sometimes intense transitions may last and may be disorienting.  These in-between states, however, are filled to the brim with potential and when recognized for what they are and approached with patience and curiosity can be life changing and a source for deep intuitive learning and creative expression.

When we enter the threshold, standing at the gate’s steps, between “this” and “that” we have entered a bardo state, as described in Buddhism, or a “liminal state” as known in modern psychology.  In this retreat, we will explore the capacity of each of us to rest in such states and thereby gain a surprising kind of freedom and new perspective on our lives. In essence, we learn to accept our experience and trust ourselves.

Teachings will be offered on the potential of transitional states, with much time for personal reflection and some limited discussion, all within a container of silence and meditation. 

*Cost: This retreat is offered freely with an opportunity for Dana to anyone who participates. Most of the financial support for Still Mountain Sponsored & Lead Retreats comes from donations participants offer at the end of the retreat. Their generosity is what allows others to participate in this and & future retreats. A refundable deposit is required to apply for a retreat. The deposit is refunded when one arrives at the retreat or if one cancels three weeks before the start of the retreat.

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