Naked Mind Retreat June 24 to July 3, 2022
The Practice of Stillness, Occurrance and Noticing
"When the attention is quiet and still, there is a knowing that this is so. When one is involved in thinking about this and that, there is a knowing that this is so. In this context of stillness and thought occurrence, this knowing is called noticing. These are the three aspects known as stillness, occurrence and noticing.
Now, the training is this: each time you notice that you are thinking of something, you disengage from it and pull back—suspending your attention—into being quiet, into being still, and simply remain like that. When after a while you notice that you are thinking about something, again simply return to the stillness. That is the training. By repeating this over and over, you become more familiar, more experienced. That is how to progress."
"Keep your body straight, refrain from talking, open your mouth slightly, and let the breath flow naturally. Don't pursue the past and don't invite the future. Simply rest naturally in the naked ordinary mind of the immediate present without trying to correct it or replace it. If you rest like that, your mind-essence is clear and precise, awake and naked, without any concerns about thought or recollection, joy or pain. That is awareness (rigpa)."
Prerequisite: Introduction to Dzogchen weekend
This retreat is for students who have received the pointing out instruction from a qualified master and completed their ngondro by number or by permission of the staff.
For more information contact the DMC office
795.00 Includes Room and Board
|Event End Date||07-02-2023|