The Heart of Awareness - Insight Meditation Retreat

Residential Meditation retreat.

Led by Hugh Tennent

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Autumn Insight Meditation Retreat led by Hugh Tennent.

An opportunity to explore and practise a simple, open, moment to moment engagement with one’s experience and with nature.

Based on the wisdom and compassion teachings of the Buddha, this orientation and guidance allows for a direct and accepting relationship with experience.

From this base we can recognise and free ourselves from deep patterns of reactivity that are not serving us, and awaken to our inherent goodness, and natural ease.

The retreat offers a safe and supportive container, is conducted primarily in silence, and includes meditation, dharma talks, walking periods, and opportunities for one to one guidance and group discussions.

There will be opportunities to practise together and individually at your own rhythm.
It is suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators alike.

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Riverslea Lodge is set overlooking the Otaki River, offering vegetarian food, and specific dietary requirements.

The retreat cost covers the food and accommodation at Riverslea, with the teachings being offered on a Dana (koha) basis.

Hugh has been engaged with spiritual inquiry and meditation practice since 1985. He has been leading retreats and offering occasions to practise and learn meditation since 1994 and is a founding teacher of Original Nature. Hugh lives with his partner and their two children and works as an architect. His practise designs public, private and spiritually focussed projects throughout New Zealand.

Hugh’s interest is in awakening to our inherent spiritual nature, and the integration of this recognition with our contemporary lives.

His teachers have included Joseph Goldstein, Steven Smith and Michelle McDonald of the Insight Meditation tradition and monks of the Theravadan tradition. W.H.L.Poonja of the Advaita lineage of Ramana Mararshi, and teachers of the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

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