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.
"Wherever we direct our attention, we spend creative energy. We can save creative energy if we divide attention, if we do not become identified with things, people, and ideas. When we become identified with things, people, and ideas, we then forget our Self and lose creative energy in the most pitiful way. It is essential to know that we need to save creative energy in order to awaken the consciousness, and that the creative energy is the living potential, it is the vehicle of the consciousness, it is the instrument in order to awaken the consciousness."