Registration is closed for this programme.
In time of great complexity, simplicity is what we need most.
Communication often feel overwhelming: complicated love relationships, multi-layered hierarchies at our work places and societal crisis. Usually we react to feelings of overwhelm with rigidity, aggression or defensiveness.
We can also develop responses that come from non-aggression and connectivity by learning to touch our tenderness, the soft spot in our heart, and recognize how easily we get swayed and fall into communication patterns of withdrawing.
Susan Gillis Chapman develops an approach to communication that shows how we can find ways to not separate from what is happening around us, and restore our connectivity. It is simple and has the potential to liberate us from being stuck in the cycle of our mind’s projections and unconscious reactivity.
The practice of meditation, exercises and contemplations will allow us to work with our innate communication abilities to recognize what we and the situation need and to respond accordingly.
Time spent outdoors and communication with the natural world will also help us to open up to our unconditional tenderness.
The retreat includes
Introductory meditation and guided mindfulness sessions
Individual and group exercises
Talks exploring the Buddhist teachings on Selflessness and Interdependence
Arrival day (Wednesday 9 August): Intro talk at 8 pm. You’re invited to come from 4 pm in order to register and settle in your room. Dinner is served at 6.45 pm.
End of programme (Thuesday 15 August): Closing circle and Banquet in the evening.
Departure day (wednesday 16 August): You may leave anytime (no programme). You’re welcome to stay for lunch.
This programme is taught in English and will be translated in French.