In Nature, Our True Nature

  • Southern Dharma Southern Dharma
  • north carolina, united states
  • Apr 6 - 13, 2019 (8 days)
  • Dormitory for Women - $595.00 Double Room - $630.00 Heated Single Cabin - $770.00 Tent Platform - $595.00 Unheated Single Cabin - $700.00

About This Event

Come and experience truth— the truth of our own nature! This retreat offers opportunities to practice meditation at rest and in action. Our aspiration is to experience the truth of our own nature. In Won Buddhism, our true nature is symbolized in the image of a circle. Retreatants will observe noble silence with sitting, movement, dharma contemplation, journaling, DahnJon abiding, and lying-down meditation. The retreat includes group and individual teaching and sharing. You will also enjoy ample free time for hiking or rest. The programs are geared to develop equanimity, insight, and mindfulness through the four stages of timeless Zen meditation. Step by step, you will receive practical guidance for meditation, Qigong/Tai-chi, and various breathing techniques.

In the spirit of community, all retreatants should arrive on time and stay through the mid-day meal on our final day. Arrival begins at 1:00 P.M. with the orientation beginning at 4:00 P.M.

In harmony with Won Buddhism’s belief in the interconnectedness of all things, we will practice outside (as weather permits) to receive the great vital chi-energy of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Through tuning and balancing the energy of our bodies and minds, we will cultivate a calm awareness and let the light of our true nature shine. Come and rest in Samadhi and sculpt the great masterpiece of the “True I” in deep stillness!

Reverend WonGong So will be assisted by Michael Macklin, MD. Mr. Macklin is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Chapel Hill for over 20 years. He is a lay teacher at Won Buddhism of NC.

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