A Dynamic Retreat

This is a brief post about a retreat I am heading off toward.

Down the road a bit, I will enter a retreat at my friend’s shrine room (which is also her healing space). In the past, these retreats have always elicited serene waves and deepened presence. And I am anticipating the same here. It is a few days in length, so I will be out of touch for a little bit.

The retreat schedule looks like this:
6 – 7 am: opening prayers, mantra and silent sitting
7 – 8 am: eight verses for training the mind, contemplation, Zapchen exercises from Julie Henderson’s book, Embodying Wellbeing
8 – 10 am: breakfast, tea, walk, yoga, rest

10 – 11 am: opening prayers and silent sitting
11 – 12 noon: silent sitting, long life prayers, dedication
12 – 2 pm: lunch break, walk, rest

2 – 3 pm: Zapchen practice and napping 🙂 (my favorite part)
3 – 4 pm: silent sitting practice
4 – 5 pm: metta loving-kindness practice
5 – 6 pm: light dinner break

6 – 7 pm: group dreamwork (play-acting our dreams, very potent and insightful)
7 – 8 pm: silent sitting practice
8 – 9 pm: silent sitting and dedication prayers

So that is the schedule. I am just an ordinary human being who is mentally foggy, deluded and easily distracted, but I am holding the aspiration to clear my central channel and to rest there, naturally and effortlessly. Let you know how it went on the other side. Thanks for reading.

Published by Kirby Moore

Kirby Moore is a healing facilitator based in the beautiful rolling hills of Charlottesville, Virginia. He does sessions in-person and long distance via Skype and Zoom, working with Spiritual Astrology, Somatic Experiencing, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Birth Process Work. His healing work is informed by fifteen years of meditation and Qigong practice. He works with client's intentions and deepest longings to attain clear, tangible results. Contact him for more info at (email): kirby [at] mkirbymoore [dot] com

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