If you are ready to be serious about conquering the causes of your suffering, then you are ready to learn to truly meditate.
Anyone, from anywhere, of any cultural, religious, ethnic, or spiritual background, can meditate. Meditation is not about beliefs, theories, dogmas, ideas, or cultural values: meditation is a state of perception.
Meditation is a state of conscious perception from which emerges understanding of ourselves and the universe around us. In the state of meditation, one can find understanding, comprehension. By reflecting on a problem or question, one can find answers, insight, wisdom, guidance. That is what meditation is for: acquiring information and understanding it.
To help you develop an effective meditation practice, Glorian Publishing will host a meditation retreat from June 23 to June 28, 2019 at the Buddhist temple Padmasambhava Retreat Center and Monastery, in Sidney Center, New York. We are the only outside group with access to use this sacred, beautiful place.
The focus of the retreat will be on effective meditation, thus the majority of the retreat program will be meditation and supporting practices. Instructors will also give lectures, and answer questions from students.
As there are limited accommodations, priority will be given to those who have not attended our retreats previously and to participants in our Distance Learning Program.
"Tremendous is the effort and the vigilance that is needed from second to second, from moment to moment, in order to not fall into illusions. One minute of unawareness is enough for the mind to be already dreaming about something else, distracting it from the job or deed that we are living at the moment."