Wednesday 3 January 2018 (14:00 -21:00)
Wednesday 17 January 2018 (14:00 -21:00)
A meditation retreat with Acharya Dale Asrael assisted by Fred Jaben 3rd to 17th January, 2018
‘Real fearlessness is the product of tenderness. It comes from letting the world tickle your heart, your raw and beautiful heart.’ Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
This in-depth retreat offers a powerful deepening of mindfulness and awareness meditation for all levels of experience. In sitting practice, mindful movement, contemplation, Buddhist chants, talks, and all our daily activities, we make friends with our mind and body and connect with our compassionate hearts and with our world. This two week retreat provides full accommodation: both weeks are strongly recommended, but you may attend just one. Cost: $1500 (or $750 for each week: 3 – 10 January or 10 – 17 January)
About the teacher: Dale has taught in the field of contemplative education for more than thirty-five years, with a career spanning early childhood education through high school and university. Her career at Naropa began in 1991, where she has focused on contemplative training for counselors, therapists, chaplains, and working teachers. Dale is an Acharya (Senior Teacher) in the lineage of Naropa’s founder, Ven. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and Sakyong, Mipham Rinpoche and is an Upadhyaya (Buddhist minister). In addition to her teaching at Naropa, she leads meditation retreats and dharma programs internationally, and trains meditation instructors. Dale has been appointed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche as the Dean of Meditation Instructors for Shambhala International, responsible for the training, supervision, and support of all meditation instructors. Dale is a practitioner of the ancient contemplative body-mind practice Qigong and has been appointed to teach in the Xiantianwujimen and Xiquan lineages by Daoist lineage holder, Eva Wong.