Pointing Out Way: Day Long Meditation Retreat w/ John Churchill Live at BCCP & Live-streamed via Zoom
Feb
24
9:00 AM09:00

Pointing Out Way: Day Long Meditation Retreat w/ John Churchill Live at BCCP & Live-streamed via Zoom

Please join John Churchill and members of the local sangha for a day of Spacious Freedom. Available to all practitioners who have at least a Level 1 Pointing Out Way Retreat. We will spend the day reinvigorating our practice with the core disciplines of Refuge, Guru Yoga, Calm/Staying, Emptiness, and the Mahamudra View of One Taste and Non-Meditation. The format for the day will be multiple sitting sessions with pointing out instructions, with individual guidance and feedback from John. 

Investment: $108

Location: BCCP: 796 Beacon Street, Newton, MA 02459

This event will also be offered on Zoom, 9am-5pm, EST

Please select the Zoom registration option when you are redirected, and an access code will be sent via email prior to the event.

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Pointing Out Way: Level 1 Meditation Retreat w/ John Churchill in Boulder, CO
Jun
30
to Jul 7

Pointing Out Way: Level 1 Meditation Retreat w/ John Churchill in Boulder, CO

Most students enter the Pointing Out Way community by attending a Level 1 Mahamudra retreat. Level 1 retreats present a full set of instructions for Mahamudra practice in a highly condensed manner. By emphasizing concentration early in the retreat, students experience a momentum for practice that often allows at least a taste of realization of the nature of the mind as being pointed out. Due to the intensity and pace of the week it is impossible for students both to gain such a taste and to comprehend fully at a conceptual level what is presented. For this reason we expect all students to build a strong foundation for their practice by attending at least two or three Level 1 retreats before we would consider their participation in a restricted retreat.

An entire set of teachings, from the beginning up to a taste of awakening, is included in the Level 1 retreat. Experience with students has shown that the practices of those who are methodical and patient with learning the teachings develop more steadily and fully than those grasping for 'higher' teachings. We ask that students do not ask us to make exceptions to this policy. In the rare instances where an exception may be appropriate the teacher will make such a suggestion.  Investment: $1,200 US.

* Please note: registration for the Boulder retreat is CLOSED to the general public until November 30, 2017, UNLESS you attended the Level 1 in Boulder last year. 

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Pointing Out Way: Level 1 Meditation Retreat w/ John Churchill in Durham, NC
Jul
21
to Jul 28

Pointing Out Way: Level 1 Meditation Retreat w/ John Churchill in Durham, NC

Most students enter the Pointing Out Way community by attending a Level 1 Mahamudra retreat. Level 1 retreats present a full set of instructions for Mahamudra practice in a highly condensed manner. By emphasizing concentration early in the retreat, students experience a momentum for practice that often allows at least a taste of realization of the nature of the mind as being pointed out. Due to the intensity and pace of the week it is impossible for students both to gain such a taste and to comprehend fully at a conceptual level what is presented. For this reason we expect all students to build a strong foundation for their practice by attending at least two or three Level 1 retreats before we would consider their participation in a restricted retreat.

An entire set of teachings, from the beginning up to a taste of awakening, is included in the Level 1 retreat. Experience with students has shown that the practices of those who are methodical and patient with learning the teachings develop more steadily and fully than those grasping for 'higher' teachings. We ask that students do not ask us to make exceptions to this policy. In the rare instances where an exception may be appropriate the teacher will make such a suggestion.  Investment: $1,200 US.

 

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Pointing Out Way: Level 1 Meditation Retreat w/ John Churchill at Blue Spirit in Nosara, Costa Rica
Aug
11
to Aug 18

Pointing Out Way: Level 1 Meditation Retreat w/ John Churchill at Blue Spirit in Nosara, Costa Rica

Most students enter the Pointing Out Way community by attending a Level 1 Mahamudra retreat. Level 1 retreats present a full set of instructions for Mahamudra practice in a highly condensed manner. By emphasizing concentration early in the retreat, students experience a momentum for practice that often allows at least a taste of realization of the nature of the mind as being pointed out. Due to the intensity and pace of the week it is impossible for students both to gain such a taste and to comprehend fully at a conceptual level what is presented. For this reason we expect all students to build a strong foundation for their practice by attending at least two or three Level 1 retreats before we would consider their participation in a restricted retreat.

An entire set of teachings, from the beginning up to a taste of awakening, is included in the Level 1 retreat. Experience with students has shown that the practices of those who are methodical and patient with learning the teachings develop more steadily and fully than those grasping for 'higher' teachings. We ask that students do not ask us to make exceptions to this policy. In the rare instances where an exception may be appropriate the teacher will make such a suggestion.  Investment: $1,200 US.

 

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