Residential Meditation Retreat

Recollective Awareness Meditation Residential Retreat

with Greg Bantick       

 September, Saturday 22 – Wednesday 26, 2012

 Recollective Awareness Meditation, teaches through curiosity, gentleness and permission to explore what happens when we meditate. This is a Buddhist approach to meditation that emphasizes our unique experience when we meditate. Exploring and sharing our meditation process, whatever the way we meditate, develops awareness, and familiarity with a wide variety of meditative experiences. We can learn to see more of the conditions contributing to each of these states. It can open up meditation for people who thought they couldn’t meditate and inject renewed energy into the practice of seasoned meditators.

 At this retreat there will be periods of sitting meditation, time for silent reflection, talks and group discussion. New perspectives are discovered in small group and individual interviews facilitated by the teacher. Beginning and experienced meditators are welcome.

Greg Bantick is a member of the teaching sangha of the Skillful Meditation Project (www.skillfulmeditation.org) who continues to study and teach with Jason Siff. He has seen significant changes in practitioners of this approach. Reflecting on and sharing our meditation experience helps us understand more what our unique experience of meditation is. Greg was a long time student of Zen with Joko Beck, and is a well known acupuncturist, herbalist and Dad who likes to draw.

Where: Sine Cera Retreat Center, Cougal, northern NSW (www.sinecera.org.au) is nestled in the sub tropical rainforest of the Border Ranges, near Cougal in Northern NSW, approximately 2 hours from Brisbane or the Gold Coast.

Retreat Costs  Please see the retreat Registration Form for details regarding accommodation options (starting from $400) and payment.

Teachers in this tradition do not charge a fee. They offer the teachings freely and generously. They rely on students’ donations or dana as the sole support for their teaching activities. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

To register:  The registration form is an interactive pdf, you can fill it out online and email back to Tess. View it here, registration form. To return email click here or reply to, tess@gcpsych.com.au

We aim is to keep retreats small enough to give students the attention they require so numbers will be limited. Because of the Centre’s fee structure and getting supplies in we need to know numbers by August 26, so please register early

For more info: On registration contact Tess  tess@gcpsych.com.au or 0408 172 176. On the meditation approach contact Greg  greg@menla.com.au or 0422 788 281