"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about." – Rumi
This Fall, we will meet on the beaches of Baja and rest in the heart of presence, the place beyond words that beckons us HOME. This is a compassionate and tender process of allowing ourselves to be exactly as we are, closing the gap between our desire for how things should be, and the reality of what is. We enter the space in which the intellect cannot go, and in doing so, immerse fully in the river of life. We quench the thirst of our deepest longing and liberation.
For 7-days, you will be guided into the heart of presence through programming to support direct experience (yoga asana, breathwork, meditation, somatic inquiries, simple rituals), as well as dharma talks and dialogue to help navigate what is arising in your experience, and your life. As the Buddha told his student, “Do not mistake the moon (True Nature) for the finger (Dharma) pointing to the moon.” In this manner, all practices and dialogue offered will help point you in the direction of “that which cannot be described,” and to meet what is true in your experience of the present moment.
The zen, desert landscape of the Baja Peninsula offers a beautiful environment to support this inward journey. You will have free time to take long walks on the beach, journal on your private deck, or stargaze from the rooftop lounge. While the resort and location offer a rich “vacation experience,” this retreat is a full immersion program intended for committed and sincere practitioners – those seeking a supported environment to dive into the deep waters of discovery and liberation. Programming will include extended periods of meditation, yoga asana and somatic practices to bring awareness into the body, breathwork journeys to open the doors of perception, and periods of silence to support reflection and the inward movement.
This will be an intimate retreat (12 max) and to ensure high engagement with each participant, your early registration is recommended. Please contact Tai with any questions.