Reconnecting with Your Source: A One-Day Zoom Retreat
with Craig Mollins
-Certified Meditation Teacher
-Certified Health and Wellness Coach
Fee: $75.00 CAD
10:00 am - 4:00 pm w/ one hour lunch break
-November 20, 2021
-January 30, 2022
These retreats are an opportunity for you to slow down, tune in, and relax deeply.
A major cause of anxiety is that we lose our connection with the ordinary goodness of life. We become speedy and stressed and we forget how to simply relax and enjoy. We also lose touch with our ability to actually get back in touch.
But we are not as far off as we might think. Through simple practices done in a caring community atmosphere, we could find ourself suddenly relaxing and feeling a deep sense of ease.
During the day we’ll practice mindfulness, do some process work, and have time to share with each other.
Chances are you probably can, but you may have a mistaken idea of how meditation is supposed to work. Meditation is not in any way trying to empty your mind or stop your thoughts, which are impossible anyway.
When most people try mindfulness meditation they think, “I can’t meditate, my mind is too speedy!” Yet, according to the tradition, this experience of speedy mind is actually the beginning point of the journey of meditation. Seeing our mind, exactly as it is, is where we start. From there the path unfolds and we gradually learn to settle.
Mindfulness practice teaches us how to slow down and be more fully present, for ourselves, for other people, and for society. Our distracted and busy mind is not the basic thing, rather it’s a habit that has become engrained. Mindfulness practice helps us gradually loosen up and let go of that habit.
By gently and repeatedly coming back to the present moment, the habitual mind begins to relax and we tune into the natural openness of our experience. It’s not easy, because the momentum of our speed is intense. But if we stay with it something starts to shift, and we find ourselves suddenly here and now.
What to Bring
-A firm, non-fluffy blanket
-A meditation cushion. (If you don’t have a meditation cushion then bring a second blanket)
-Notepad and pen
10 am: Start time
12:30 pm: 60 minute lunch break
1:30 pm: Retreat Resumes
4:00 pm: Finish time
-Please login 10 minutes early at 9:50 to ensure everyone is present to begin the retreat at 10 am.
-Please plan to attend the entire retreat without missing time.
To register click on the toggle for the date you’d like and complete the process there.