France: Open Dharma Deep Rest Retreat with Jaya Ashmore and Gemma Polo

| 06-07, 2010

Cubjac | June 13 – 20,  2010

Jaya Ashmore and Gemma Polo, from Open Dharma, propose Radical Rest on a Deep Rest Retreat. It is a chance to enter a space of radical transformation through rest at cellular, mental, and spiritual levels.

Relaxing back behind the habit-energies that often rule our lives, we can discover who we really are. Our true potential can more easily unfold.

Letting go of counterproductive ways of doing, we train in letting creative energy pour through in unexpected tenderness and clarity.

The silence and the loving atmosphere of retreat facilitate radical experimentation and fertile, honest questioning:
What brings ease and what overly accelerates or drains us? What hangs heavy on our hearts? What allows full participation in this life? What is life?

Facilitators offer daily meditation instructions, Dharma talks, and opportunities for personal interviews. Guided meditations and group interviews happen two or three times during the week.

We encourage participants to experiment with lying down for meditation, although sitting is also fine.

We emphasize the importance of tuning in closely to one’s unique path, of falling in love with one’s own awakening, including all its joys and rigors. Radical rest turns out to be surprisingly and delightfully-demanding.

About Jaya Ashmore and Gemma Polo

Jaya Ashmore has dedicated her life to spiritual awakening, both in her own meditation since 1986 and in helping spark breakthrough and depth for others since 1999. The main influences on her teaching are: her own experience, Tibetan and Theravada Buddhism, her six years with Advaita master Sri Poonjaji, her fifteen years of practicing Jin Shin Jyutsu, and her long-time friendship with her colleague Ajay Singh. She has lived most of her adult life in India, and now also spends half the year at Dharmaloca in northeastern Spain.

Gemma Polo Pujol began meditating on her own when she was 11, inspired by St. Francis of Assisi. Later, during ten years of intensive Zen practice, she also spent two years as a contemplative nun in Catalonia, Spain, and as a Catholic activist in Latin America. With her characteristic passion, she has dived into areas as diverse as organic beekeeping and Catholic theology. She has been leading retreats in India and around the world since 2003.

Love the love that loves to love.

Date: Sunday 13th – Sunday 20th June, 2010
Location: Moulin de Chaves Meditation Centre, Le Maine, 24640 Cubjac – France
Language: English only

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