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“You can't hide from your inner sh*t, nope. You can't sleep it off. You can't surgically remove it. You can't eat/buy/wish/exercise it away. You have to turn towards it and embrace it. Look into its eyes. Be patient and so f*cking tender. Then get intimate with it until it shows you another way, a different you.”
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Meditation weekend retreat: Contemplating Change – 3-5 April 2020

Learn to reflect deeply in a way that relieves unhappiness
With Susan Browne and Olivier Riché

Contemplative traditions go back a long time. During this weekend we will learn how to contemplate in the Buddhist tradition and will specifically focus on looking at how everything is constantly changing. Much as we would like to control how things work out, we cannot always do that, and then it can lead to unhappy states of mind. When we contemplate deeply from the space of meditation we can develop more space, humour, perspective and be better prepared to flow with how life unfolds.

The weekend will include: guided meditation sessions and contemplation, walking meditations, group discussions, advice on how to integrate meditation experience into our everyday life. There will also be free time (Sli na Bande is located beside a forested area which is perfect for walks).

Susan Browne has over 25 years experience of Buddhist meditation and compassion practices. She has been guiding groups and individuals in retreat over the past 20 years, both at Dzogchen Beara Buddhist Centre, on the Beara peninsula in Ireland and at the Institute of Wisdom and Compassion, Roqueredonde, France.

Olivier Riché has 20 years experience of meditation practice and has been guiding practices and instructing since 2012. He worked for three years at Dzogchen Beara Retreat Centre where he has facilitated many retreats and guided meditations.

More information: info@elaineriche.care