Karuna Institute
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Kum Nye Training
Kum Nye Training
Kum Nye Retreats

Embodied Presence

Weekend Kum Nye Retreat

Dates: Friday 18 - Sunday 20 September 2020

Teacher Cheryl Allen and Grainne Delaney, supported by Maura Sills

Cost of the Retreat: £260 (£180 unwaged) plus DANA

Contact: office@karuna-institute.co.uk
Telephone/fax: +44(0)1647 221457

Please note: The above cost only covers the residential and administration costs, therefore, DANA for the Teacher is welcomed.

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Embodied Presence

You need to feel comfortable with silent retreats.

Most of us are not fully met at a being level when we first need to be and we come to identify as a separate and fixed self which has cut loose from its deeper moorings in being and source. In this embodied life however, we have access to subliminal depths through an ever-present faculty of awareness which can be cultivated through mindfulness practices. During this retreat practices will help reveal and cultivate these subliminal depths. Entering this field requires a willingness to work with the non-cognitive, non-separate aspects of our human embodiment and to explore the depth of healing and transformation that can arise in this territory.

For many of us in the West, the capacity for accessing these aspects of ourselves has been attenuated by a culture and tradition which separates not only mind from the body but also self from other. That such experiences of subtle contact and change can occur as often as they do, despite the limiting characteristics of our conditioning, testifies to the resilience of this part of our nature.

Timing for this retreat:

Weekends: arrival Friday 5pm – finish Sunday lunchtime (12noon) followed by clear-up and leaving so aim to be clear to leave by 1.30pm-2pm at the latest.

To join this individual retreat please write or email detailing which retreat(s) you wish to join together with payment

Please note: The cost of the training only covers the residential, administration costs and travel expenses for teachers, therefore, DANA for the Teachers is welcomed.



Guidelines for Dana – excerpts from Gaia House, Newton Abbot

Dana means "generosity" and "giving" in Pali, the language in which the Buddha's teachings were originally recorded. The Buddha regularly emphasized in his teaching the value of generosity and sharing what we have with others, as an essential practice of cultivating happiness and wellbeing.
Dana is a foundation principle underlying the running of Retreats, and also at other Insight Meditation centres and Buddhist monasteries, around the world. This follows a two and a half thousand year-old tradition in the transmission of the dharma.
In order to make this opportunity to practice as accessible as possible, the Karuna Institute seeks to keep costs to a minimum. The charge you paid to attend this retreat covers only the ongoing costs of running the centre, including: food; heating; electricity; water; administration etc. The teachers serve and support your retreat out of kindness and generosity: they are not paid for the work they do.
As your time here comes to an end, you have the opportunity to support the teachers who have supported your retreat.
The Buddha encouraged dana and generosity, in recognition of our interdependence, and as a wholesome practice which helps release the heart and mind from greed and negativity. In receiving with gratitude, and giving with generosity, we become more fully conscious participants in the interconnected web of life that supports us all.
Take it as a practice: there is no expected "right amount", so please listen to your heart and give what you are moved to offer, while also respecting your practical circumstances. Please give generously: your dana ensures the continued transmission of the dharma teachings, and their accessibility to all who wish to receive them. The Directors and Teachers at the Karuna Institute deeply appreciate and thank you for your kindness and generosity.

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