Experience Spontaneous and Free: The Stages of Mahamudra Meditation Parts III and IV
A Body-Based Day of Meditation with Ari Goldfield
External and internal appearances continually arise in our experience. As this happens, do we take what appears to be fixed and rigid in its identity, and as a result feel stuck, overwhelmed, cut off, or isolated? Mahamudra teaches a different way of relating with experience, via the four stages of recognition: recognizing appearances as mind; mind as emptiness; emptiness as spontaneous presence; and spontaneous presence as self-liberation.
During this daylong gathering, we will explore the third and fourth of these stages in a step-by-step way that develops confidence and direct experience. There will be explanations, meditation sessions, and time for questions and discussion.
Newcomers are very welcome, as well as those who have attended earlier teachings. The groundwork for the first two stages of Mahamudra Meditation will be reviewed in principle, as well as in group meditations.
This retreat will be presented at the KSC Sanctuary, via Skype. KSC has new technical equipment to facilitate the event, including a screen that is approximately 10’ X 5’ in size, allowing a strong presence and connection between teacher and students.
Saturday, February 10th. Morning session: 9 am – noon | Afternoon session: 1:30 – 4 pm.
Suggested Donation $60, one half ($30) is due with registration form to reserve your space
Bio: Ari Goldfield is a Buddhist teacher, translator, and psychotherapist in private practice. Along with his wife Rose, Ari co-directs Wisdom Sun, the international Buddhist community founded in 2011. Ari served his own teacher, the Tibetan master Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso, for eleven years as a translator and general secretary, and he is the author and translator of books and articles on meditation and the practical integration of Buddhist and Western psychology.