Are you interested in organizing a Talk, Dialogue, Workshop or a Retreat in your place?
A Meditative Self-Inquiry Workshop or Dialogue is a wonderful opportunity for a deeper learning and self-education where a group of human beings interested in exploring fundamental questions of life come together - it can be for a few hours, a day, a weekend, a full week or more. The size of group does not matter here: it can be of two people, five people, ten people or more. What matters is the quality and sincerity of minds and hearts engaging together with a question. The core spirit of such a retreat or a period of meditative self-inquiry is held together with the following qualities:
1. A deep sense of togetherness or affection, which doesn't depend on whether we know each other or not. In these retreats we work together as co-learners or co-travelers without any hierarchy or authority. The role of facilitator is to initiate the inquiry process and keep gently reminding ourselves the basic intention and the core questions/issues around which we have gathered.
2. A sense of wonder: A quality of wonder and "not-knowingness" is an essential aspect of this self-inquiry. We do not gather in these sessions in order to gain more knowledge or ready-made answers but to see the nature/limitation of any knowledge and realize the beauty and significance of letting go of our attachment, dependence or identification with any tightly held knowledge.
3. A deep quality of listening, observing and attention: We explore in these sessions these three most fundamental qualities which are necessary to bring about a change in our attitude: Listening, Observation and Attention.
4. A deep sense of leisure, rest and inner space.
So the basic intention of such a program is to enter into a meditative space of self-inquiry which is free from any compulsion of achieving or becoming anything so that there is a natural opening up of
fundamental problems that confront our daily life in the light of care,
affection and attention. These programs are an open invitation to all those friends who are not
merely satisfied with their mechanical way of living and are burning with some
deep questions. In order to participate in this retreat we do not require previous knowledge of any teachings or philosophy; what we need is only a simple
heart and mind which is open to listening, inquiring and wondering and NOT
seeking a specific result. The challenge for all of us is to come
together as beginners and friends in this inquiry which does not depend on any
authority and knowledge.
If you are interested in organizing such a talk, seminar or workshop in your place please write to us: