This Meditation and Yoga retreat offers an opportunity to experience our True Nature. The underlying purpose of Yoga and most other spiritual traditions throughout the ages is to help us inquire into who we really are beneath the many layers of conditioning and to live our life from That.
Various names have been used to describe our True Nature – Spirit, Life Force, God, Awareness, Soul, Atman, Buddha Nature, Love, Self, etc The name is not important. In fact who and what we are is beyond description and can not be adequately named.
In stillness we can inquire into who we are beyond a “me” – beyond our name, roles, various self-concepts. We can notice what it is that actually feels, sees, hears, smells and tastes. We can notice what arises and passes away and what never changes. This is our True Nature. It is always here in each moment and is the source of Joy and the source of everything manifest.
Through the practices of meditation, yoga asana, yin yoga, pranayama, yoga nidra, restorative poses, self-inquiry, silence and free time in the natural world we will explore and discover for ourselves our True Nature.
“Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. It is wrong to seek it outside when it is inside of us.” Ramana Maharshi“Our true nature is like a precious jewel: although it may be temporarily buried in mud, it remains completely brilliant and unaffected. We simply have to uncover it.” Pema Chödron