7 Day Silent Retreat with Wayne Coger and Susan Schepp, February 15-22
Wayne and Susan will once again facilitate this February retreat. Both of these facilitators have been with the Center since its inception and worked with founder, Toni Packer. They will alternate giving talks and will both be available for private meetings.
Recently Susan writes:
This is at the heart of meditative inquiry, to observe how the mind wants to gravitate to what it thinks it knows through memory and past conditioning, clouding what is right in front of us. In this inquiry is a “not knowing”, not taking things for granted as being this or that. There is no time, no expectations, and no “should” or “shouldn’t”. There is an impartial observance of how things are from moment to moment and everything is included in this awareness.
Wayne considers this in his essay, Meditative Work and Meditative Inquiry. He writes:
In quieting, in stilling the body/mind in motionless sitting and silent retreating, there may be a dawning of awareness; an alert way of being here that allows us to be with things as they are in any given moment. In awareness it is often discovered that we are not what we think we are, we are not the thought stories and the memories that churn through our waking and sleeping lives. And if we are not these thoughts and stories, what are we?
Visit the Center’s website to learn more about Wayne and Susan.
Space in this retreat remains for both full and part-time attendance in single and shared rooms.