Awake in the Wild Meditation in Nature Retreat in Big Sur
May 1, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - May 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm PDT
Following ancient spiritual traditions that value the transformative power of nature, this experiential workshop will be spent meditating outdoors in the natural beauty and mystery of Esalen. Through sunset meditation, listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean or sitting graced in the stillness of trees, we will open to the profound serenity and wisdom of nature. We will learn about the practice of mindfulness — the capacity to be present to ourselves and our environment — and then learn how to apply this receptivity to developing a contemplative relationship with nature. We can discover how meditative time outdoors leads to beautiful states of joy, peace, wonder, love and connection with oneself, one another and the larger web of life.
Experience nature-based meditations, along with individual and group exercises and talks. There will be time to relish the silence outdoors and ample opportunity to explore and discuss the art of meditation in nature. This workshop is appropriate for beginning and experienced meditators who are curious about meditation, mindfulness and how to deepen our connection with the beauty and mystery of the natural world.