Sinking the Mind into the Heart
With Caverly Morgan
July 25 - 31, 2022
“There is no wrong way to truth.
There is only one celebration after another.
Love overflowing with itself.” (Caverly Morgan)
How do we trust in the process of collective healing if what we are feeling is a deep sense of separation? What is it that moves us to come on retreat? Especially after a long period of absence of being in person together in this way.
We all long to be happy. To know truth – the truth of our true nature – even if we don’t always have words for it. We all long to know that truth is not lost, and we are not alone. Sinking the mind into the heart is medicine on this journey of remembrance. And it’s especially powerful when this remembrance is experienced within beloved community.
On this retreat we will explore sinking the mind into the heart in many ways. Honoring the various pathways that support us in remembering our true nature. Freed from the conditioned loop of seeking and resisting, we remember and move from our direct experience of Awareness itself.
This summer, we invite you to remember truth with us. To (re)connect as we gather for our cherished tradition of retreat. To heal. Our time together will be held in the container of the Whidbey Institute. Nestled amongst a 106-acre conservation forest campus on South Whidbey Island, WA, the Whidbey Institute is dedicated to nurturing the conditions for transformational learning and growth.
Our home for the week will be a community of farm houses and cabins dotting the meadow and forest, with delicious organic meals prepared especially for our group by the Institute’s chef. Our daily rhythm will include meditation, community discussion, and individual sessions with Caverly, as well as the support of embodied movement practices with retreat manager/yoga teacher Heather Shaw. There will be plenty of free time to explore the trail system, wander the gardens, as well as rest. Deeply rest. Rest the mind. Rest the body. Rest into the heart of Awareness itself. The retreat will have extended periods of silence as well as time for connecting in other ways. Connecting with old friends, meeting new ones, all while connecting deeply with ourselves. Resting in true nature, together. Acting on behalf of it.
We hope you will join us, friends!
Caverly Morgan is a meditation teacher, nonprofit leader, and visionary. She is the founder of Presence Collective, dedicated to igniting personal transformation and collective awakening. She is also the founder and Lead Contemplative of Peace in Schools — a nonprofit which created the nation’s first for-credit mindfulness class in public high schools. Caverly blends the original spirit of Zen with a modern nondual approach. Her practice began in 1995 and has included eight years of training in a silent Zen monastery. She has been teaching contemplative practice since 2001. Caverly is the author of A Kids Book About Mindfulness. Her…
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