Alan or Annette Macalister, will be teaching on Wednesday evenings, 26th July to 9th August at 6:30 – 7:45 pm.
All are welcome; entry by dana (donation). These teachings will not be streamed.
Meditation is the simple yet profound practice of the path to awakening to our most fundamental self which is empty, open, and free. Presently we cannot see it because it is covered over by all kinds of habitual tendencies and obscurations. Through the practice of meditation, we are gradually able to let go of these. Opened by this process, we are able to engage our lives with tremendous clarity and warmth so that we see and appreciate this sacred world and are able to love others in a way that is truly selfless. The process of meditation initially gives us back our lives and our deepest selves, and ultimately opens our hearts to the entire universe.
Mindfulness of the body is the foundation of the meditative journey. It puts us in direct touch with who we actually are and the actual person, ourselves, who is going to make the spiritual journey. By bringing our awareness into the body and using the breath as a vehicle for exploration, we begin to awaken to our immediate, non-conceptual human experience. As we become more familiar with ourselves in this way, we can begin to relax into this natural process and develop a deep and abiding appreciation for all the aspects of ourselves, others, and the world.