MALLORCA, SPAIN | JUNE 22 - JUNE 29 , 2019
Discover Embodying the Open Ground surrounded by the extraordinary beauty of Mallorca, Spain.
Offering You A Fully Guided Experience
We are honored to bring the teachings of Embodying the Open Ground to Dr. Churchill’s childhood summer home. In this body of work, Dr. John Churchill helps his students turn their attention to the deep resources of their bodies. Rather than struggling to control and discipline the mind, you will learn to relax and open into the somatic experience of resting the mind into natural embodiment and awareness. Just like the ancient yogis of Tibet and India, you will experience the body as a profound and easy door into natural non-dual awareness. During the practice, you will be closely guided to work directly with body, energy, breath, and awareness, grounded in a non-dual Yogic understanding of mind and reality, and informed by an integrative perspective on the body and yogic philosophy.
These body meditations are unique. They help calm minds, open hearts, and reveal awareness, yet also heal the deep split between mind and body and the conscious and unconscious mind, allowing you to ‘ground’ back into the present moment. All these practices are offered to support revealing the natural awareness that is the essence of being human.
You will learn to:
release the stress and tension of your modern life
calm your thoughts & open your heart
work with the ground and earth as doors into boundless open awareness
listen to gravity as an immediate teacher of freedom
experience sensation as an easy door into natural non-dual awareness
explore the gates (chakras) and channels of openness to rest in natural effortless meditation
$1085 US/950 Euro for the full eight days. Accommodations and meals extra.
Mediterranean Meditation Retreat…
Our retreat will be held at the Finca Sanau Retreat Center in the south of Mallorca, Spain, an authentic mediterranean style retreat finca set in luscious gardens which naturally create their own private spaces and corners ideal for resting, meditating or reading.
There are many different places to sit inspired by the beauty of nature, hammocks under the shade of the trees, the singing birds, and the running water of the fountains create a magical atmosphere ideal to restore balance to mind-body-spirit.
The finca offers many terraces around the house and the pool where one can enjoy relaxing alone or within the company of the group. There are also areas to share and have fun with a petanque (bowling) field and a volley beach field. The interior of the house is bathed in natural light, the style is simple but warm and tasteful, and those who stay really feel at home.
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. Embodying the Open Ground 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.
$1085 US/950 Euro for the full eight days.
Accommodations and meals extra.
Retreat Terms & Conditions:
25% of the tuition is a non-refundable deposit. If you cancel more than 30 days prior to the retreat, you will receive a 75% refund.
If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the retreat, you may put your tuition towards another upcoming retreat with Dr. John Churchill.