Meditation Retreat

LEVEL 1 | NOSARA, COSTA RICA | AUGUST 11-18, 2018

 

Discover the Pointing Out Way path surrounded by the extraordinary beauty of Costa Rica.

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Offering You A Fully Guided Experience

The Pointing Out Way refers to a style of teaching meditation that puts the teacher and student in a direct relationship. You will be offered detailed explanations during every session throughout the week. John will guide you step-by-step through common experiences and obstacles, providing a clear path that is responsive to the specific needs of the student.

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In the early essence traditions of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, like the Great Seal of Mahamudra and the Great Perfection of Dzogschen meditation traditions, students were literally sung into awakening by their teachers using pithy poem-songs called dohas. The Tibetan word, ngo sprod pa means “to point out” or “to introduce.” The teacher offers detailed explanation of the typical meditation experiences, way to practice, and common problems that arise at each stage of meditation practice.

Students describe the meditation experience in detail while the teacher carefully monitors the student’s meditation progress.

When the student has developed the practice so as to make the mind ‘fit,’ the teacher points out the real nature of the mind and the protected practices that enable the student to awaken to the mind’s real nature.

John's teaching of the Pointing Out Way combines a strong grounding in the Western scientific study of the contemplative experience, integrated with the ancient Indian and Tibetan spiritual traditions and the wisdom of their direct transmission lineages. This provides Westerners of all levels with simple, profound and clear access to the deepest spiritual traditions.

$1200 for the full eight days. Accommodations and meals extra. There is no commuting option for this retreat, unless you are a resident of Nosara.  Nosara commuters are required to pay a $375 commuting fee which includes all meals and use of facilities.  Accommodations must be booked at Blue Spirit Retreat Center. Please contact jose@bluespiritcostarica.com to book your accommodations. 


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Summer In the Jungle? Yes!

Costa Rica's lush abundance is on full display during the "green season" with warm sun and stunning ocean views. This setting will engage all of the senses, allowing Nature to soften the spirit and shift your consciousness. 

Hosted at Blue Spirit, you will spend your days in a comfortable retreat setting, surrounded by the calming beauty of the ocean. 

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Perched on a hilltop that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and a three-mile long white sand beach that is protected as a turtle refuge, Blue Spirit offers an extraordinarily beautiful and natural setting on one of Costa Rica’s renowned beaches.

Blue Spirit Costa Rica is open to all who are dedicated to spiritual transformation, personal development, and environmental sustainability.


We continue to go back to Blue Spirit for the fully immersive environment of compassionate, intentional living. 

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While visiting Blue Spirit, you will feel the resonance of a vibrant, inspiring, and healing energy, because of the rich subtropical environment, and the cultural lifestyle.

Your stay at Blue Spirit offers you a comfortable and elegant accommodation of your choice, delicious gourmet vegetarian cuisine, a salt-water infinity pool, koi pond, café, gift shop, spa and longevity servicesoutdoor excursions, and complimentary wireless service. Accommodations available for all budgets.


The world needs you to awaken...

Now more than ever, the world needs us to wake up and recognize the precious opportunity in this lifetime to elevate human consciousness.  The teachings of the Buddha reveal a path to escaping the noise and suffering of attachments. The Pointing Out Way is grounded in the Western scientific study of the contemplative experience, integrated with the ancient Indian and Tibetan spiritual traditions. This week is the perfect opportunity to experience the expansion of the heart and exploration of the mind in a fully supported setting.


$1200 for the full eight days. Accommodations and meals extra. There is no commuting option for this retreat, unless you are a resident of Nosara.  Nosara commuters are required to pay a $375 commuting fee which includes all meals and use of facilities.  Accommodations must be booked at Blue Spirit Retreat Center.  Please contact jose@bluespiritcostarica.com to book your accommodations.