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Original Love: Awakening, the Great Matter – Weekend Virtual Retreat

Original Love – Weekend Online Retreat, Awakening the Great Matter – Saturday & Sunday, November 19 – 20, 2022

We will be exploring time honored techniques, strategies, tactics for approaching awakening.
There are things we can do to get glimpses of it, things that can help us be likelier to have tastes of Awakening.    ~ Henry Shukman

Please note, this weekend is designed for all levels. We invite you to dive in, whether you are new to meditation, or many decades down the path…
  Also if you have not attended the related six-week series, you may still enroll for this weekend retreat and will find it deeply rewarding. It has much to offer all participants.

Awakening is a profound shift in perspective that can open us up to the experience of an underlying, unconditional love – original nature as Zen sometimes calls it. Or, original love.

We all tend to construct our sense of life as if we are beads traveling down a thread of linear time. We know the thread will end sooner or later. Along the way we bump into experiences, good and bad. All of this creates an underlying unease, an unsettledness just beneath our experience of daily life, as we try to get more of what we want, and less of what we don’t want, knowing our time will eventually run out.

Awakening blows open this view. It opens up a vastly bigger picture, one in which we are not separate from the totality of the universe, and find a kind of ultimate healing, and a boundless love.

In response to this human conundrum, Zen offers a way to broaden our horizons beyond this linear view of human life. Over the centuries, Zen has forged a pathway that facilitates glimpses of a bigger picture, a bigger reality.

Awakening is discovering this bigger reality.

In this two-day weekend retreat, we’re going to be exploring pathways towards this essential discovery. In some ways, this is like exploring rooms in the house we’re living in.

If you have questions, please contact jeremy@mountaincloud.org, the Original Love Program Manager.


Image by Dimitris Vetsikas from Pixabay


November 19 @ 10:00 am
November 20 @ 3:00 pm
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