buddha3Dates: September 21-23, 2018

 “True stillness does not merely mean the absence of movement: it means having equanimity, and then performing your actions responsibly; it means attending effortlessly to your duties without being unduly affected by external circumstances.”

 

“The first principle of learning to be still is regular practice; the second is patience; the third is observation; and the fourth is analysis.”

 

“Learning to be still is called journey without movement.”

 

“To learn to be still you must first quiet the chatter coming from the body.”

 

quotations by Swami Rama on stillness

This weekend program is experiential, dedicated to attaining stillness, not only in the body, and not only in the breath and mind; it’s about unlocking the key to stillness in motion, how to be still in the midst of daily life with all of its ups and downs.

In this program we will explore how to make the body still, and how to still the breath and mind. Finally, the technique of taking that stillness into daily life will be explored.

Program begins Friday night at 6 p.m., and ends on Sunday at noon.

Typical Daily Schedule

6:00 a.m.,  tea, hot lemon water

6:30-7:00, mindful brisk walking along Ganga

7:15-8:00,  systematic relaxation & breath awareness

8:00, breakfast

10:00-11:30, discussion, instruction in SIM

11:45-12:45, Silent self practice in meditation hall

1:00 p.m., lunch

2-3:00, personal time/rest/reflection

3-4:30, Swami Rama video

4:30, tea

5-6:30, systematic relaxation and breath awareness

6:30-7:00, mindful brisk walking along Ganga

7:00, supper

7:30-8:30, discussion, sharing, Q&A

8:30-9:00, guided meditation

 

Note: New Series

This weekend program is the first in a series of programs exploring the deeper levels of stillness and silence. The next level in this series of programs is titled “Stillness in Silence,” which will be offered in 3, 5, 7, or 10-day increments. Attendance at the first level is required before going on to the next level. Finally, the third level is called “Deeper Levels of Motion in Stillness,” and will be a 14-day program. Attendance in the previous 2 levels is required before attending the third level.

 

Optional reference materials:

Meditation and Its Practice, by Swami Rama, paperback

Path of Fire and Light, volume 2, by Swami Rama, paperback

Exercises for Joints and Glands, by Himalayan Institute, paperback

“Guided Practice of Mantra and Meditation,” by Swami Rama, audio CD

“Practices of the Himalayan Tradition as Taught by Swami Rama, vol. 1: Breathing and Relaxation,” audio CD

 

Facilitator: Dr. Ganasan

Duration: As noted. Application form is required.

Suggested donation: Rs.2,700

Registration: Please fill out the online application form on the Registration page. You will be contacted by email after your form is submitted.