The Nine Bodies teaching presents a unified map of the various capacities of consciousness, which are often only partially recognized (or completely unrecognized) even among long-term practitioners. This retreat offers a method of practicing Insight Meditation in which consciousness itself becomes the object of meditation. We start with establishing mindfulness through the practice of arriving, and then turn towards ever more subtle levels of consciousness. The practice utilizes the felt sense as a means for freeing the mind of over-conceptualization and supporting the arising of liberating insights.
We respectfully acknowledge that this method is an integration of the Nine Bodies teachings from Himālayan yoga master Premvarni Balyogi and Thai Forest Insight teachings.
The retreat includes detailed guided meditations, teaching sessions, and cohort (small group) practice meetings. It is not recommended for those experiencing acute grief or other strong mental challenges.
This retreat is silent except for teacher-led Q&A, small groups, or other practice meetings.