The Awareness Intensive, The Love Intensive and Satori Retreats are a leap into the ultimate reality, a taste of awakening, an alignment of inner and outer, beyond any idea of separation. They allow you to access dimensions beyond the mind, and directly experience yourself and reality.
For centuries, spiritual seekers have asked themselves: Who am I? What is Life? What is Love? What is Freedom? Existential questions contemplated in isolation, and for long years until a Zen master decided to experiment and see what would happen if two people sat facing each other, asking those questions, and answering in turn. The result was miraculous: the process of introspection became incredibly more potent and faster, as, to the question was added communication. It is this radical technique that we use at the retreats, to help you come to know yourself directly, beyond concepts, beliefs, opinions, and the conditioning by family, society, and religion.
Awareness Intensive Retreat – three days
A fully residential retreat that blends, in a unique and seamless way, traditional techniques of self-inquiry, Zen & Advaita with modern communication skills, body exercises and a cleansing diet. Daily physical dynamic meditations detox the physical and emotional body.
This integration of mind, body, and emotions allows you to attain a higher level of sensitivity, discrimination, understanding and expression. While also building your capacity to re-evaluate personal history and potential in a new light, discover new perspectives and resources within.
The goal of Awareness Intensive Retreat is to achieve the qualities of Clarity, Alertness, and the Capacity to Communicate. These three together help one to be in the state called Presence, which is the capacity of the individual to use, in an integrated and focused way, their mental, emotional, and physical resources in every situation.
“Every time I have done ‘Satori it was like an entrance door to remind myself, what it is that really gives my life meaning and depth, which I easily tend to forget in my busy daily working schedules. Being guided by the different koans is like pulling all the curtains aside, which are blocking the way for me to really look inside. As a Medical Doctor, mostly busy with problems of other people, in the beginning it is always a bit of a struggle for me to turn my focus inwards and face whatever is there. Just as in real life, moving through all the blissful ups and the depressing downs, at one point the balance of not being identified with the ups nor with the downs unfolds like an inexpressible relaxation.”
Berthold Wehner - MD, Germany