WHO YOU REALLY ARE
A FULL PRESENCE MINDFULNESS RETREAT
AT THE NEU PLAUE RETREAT CENTER, GERMANY
PART ONE: WHO YOU REALLY ARE
AUGUST 24-28, 2019
PART TWO: IN THE PRESENCE OF THE SACRED
AUGUST 28-30, 2019
How far the practice of mindfulness can take us depends on the framework within which we practice.
In our usual way of practicing, ‘someone’ is mindful of ‘something’. But that is a limiting view. In Full Presence Mindfulness, we challenge this subject/object orientation. We explore the possibility that we are not who we think we are. We learn to experience our lives differently.
In this retreat, we will start by connecting deeply with our experience: how we breathe, how we see, how we hear, how we move. We will touch the ground of experience and learn to be fully present. Most sessions and meals will be in silence, except in the evenings.
Touching the ground of experience lets us take the next step—expanding into the whole range of how we live in the world. This includes the way we think, the emotions and concerns that drive us, the stories we tell, the ‘reality’ we inhabit, and the motives and intentions that determine our destiny.
As we explore the fullness of experience, we gain confidence in our own ability to know, to care, and to act. We awaken a deeper understanding and a more joyful and more relaxed way to be.