This is an experiential meditation course which focuses on developing compassion, both for oneself and for others. Each day we will practice together as a group as well as having space for you to practice independently. We will touch into a variety of themes (e.g. Refuge – where is my place of safety? Wholesome livelihood – what is an ethical life? Alongside connecting with your deeper aspiration – what is it that is really important in my life?). Questions arising spontaneously from those attending will also be explored.
Chenrezig is a Tibetan Buddhist meditation that embodies the union of wisdom and compassion. It is an exploration of rich symbolic imagery and sound that enables us to connect deeply with these two qualities of wisdom and compassion in ourselves and therefore in others. Both beginners and those who wish to deepen this practice are welcome to attend. The facilitator, Mark Schrader, is an experienced teacher who brings enthusiasm, creativity and care to the retreat. It is the 4th year that Mark has offered this course at Wangapeka.
The course is limited to 14 participants so registering early is advisable. There is the option of attending just the weekend rather than the full 4 days —please enquire.
Course fee – $295 for the full 4 days or $165 for the weekend only (this fee includes food, accommodation and a resource fee) – The facilitator is giving the teaching freely although you are welcome to offer Kōha/Dana.
For more information: please contact Mark Schrader firstname.lastname@example.org
About Mark Schrader:
Mark has appreciated co–facilitating Community Courses at Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre and then more recently the Young Adults’ Retreat & the Compassionate Relating course. He has an extensive background in meditation and has had a regular daily practice for over forty years.
Mark has a respectful style of teaching that encourages each person to touch into their own inherent wisdom. He teaches with humour and kindness. He began working in the field of Mental Health about 20 years ago and currently works as a counsellor in Nelson.