Buddha and the Yogis: Freedom on the Path to Compassion

  • Menla Retreat & Spa Menla Retreat & Spa
  • 375 Panterkill Road PO Box 70 Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
  • Jun 28 - Jul 3, 2020 (6 days)

About This Event

Diving deeply into the complementary teachings of Mahayana Buddhism and classical Indian thought, we find at the core the common ground of cultivating compassion within the context of daily life. This turns out to be an essential step toward peeling away layers of confusion and habitual ways of thinking and acting that keep us stuck and unable to experience the interpenetrating nature of all things.

During this week of yoga, meditation, storytelling, chanting and lively discussions, we will explore how these two traditions are profoundly relevant to life in the 21st Century. As a backdrop to the practices, we will study sections of the Amrta Siddhi, Yogavaśiṣta, Vimalakirti Sūtra, Narada Bhakti Sūtra and Heart Sūtra, exploring how these practices and teachings stimulate our creative imagination for problem solving as well as how they ignite the intuitive sense of who we really are as part of the ecosystem we call life.

Schedule

Sunday, June 28th

3:00 - 8:00pm  Check-In

4:15 - 6:00pm  Early Arrival Asanas

6:00 - 7:00pm  Dinner

7:30 - 9pm  Welcome & Opening Discussion (All Faculty)

Monday, June 29th – Thursday, July 2rd

6:00 - 7:15am  Mysore-style Open Yoga Practice (Mary and assistant will begin assisting at 6am, but you may begin as early as you like)

7:15 - 8:45am  Guided Asana Class (Richard and Mary)

9:00 - 10:00am  Breakfast

10:45am - 12:00pm  Chanting and Meditation (Richard and Mary)

12:00 - 1:00pm  Free time

1:00 - 2:00pm  Lunch

2:00 - 4:00pm  Free Time

4:00 - 5:45pm  Afternoon Class

6:00 - 7:15pm  Dinner

7:30 - 9:00pm  Evening Discussion (All Faculty)

Friday, July 3rd

6:00 - 7:15am  Mysore-style Open Yoga Practice (Mary and assistant will begin assisting at 6am, but you may begin as early as you like)

7:15 - 8:45am  Guided Asana Class (Richard and Mary)

9:00 - 10:00am  Breakfast and Check Out

10:30am - 12:30pm  Closing Discussion (All Faculty)

1:00 - 2:00pm  Lunch & Departure

*Please note that schedule is subject to change.

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Buddha and the Yogis: Freedom on the Path to Compassion

at Menla Retreat & Spa

  • Jun 28, 2020 - Jul 3, 2020 (6 days)

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