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Embodied Wisdom and Compassion

Insight Meditation and Qigong Retreat

with Subhana Barzaghi and Shirsha Marie

at Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay

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This is a 6 night silent meditation retreat of somatic mindfulness and energy cultivation practices which teach how to anchor awareness in the present moment, improve health and well-being, and support us to meet life’s challenges with more energy and greater ease.

You’ll learn authentic meditation techniques and real life skills for finding the inner peace and harmony which is your natural birthright.

Subhana is a senior Insight Meditation teacher and Zen Roshi, and Shirsha is a senior Tai Chi and Qigong Teacher and also teaches Insight Meditation. They are Somatic Psychotherapists and each have decades of experience teaching personal development and meditation.

October 5th – 11th, 2024

In order to love, you have to be here,
And in order to be here, you have to
Bring your mind home to your body

Thich Nhat Hanh

Qigong is an ancient movement practice that stems from China and the nature-based philosophy of Taoism and includes the wisdom of Buddhist meditation practices. Known as a mindfulness in movement, its traditional self-healing exercises and meditative techniques deepen awareness and enliven the body, heart and mind.

Insight meditation practice explores the whole mind body unity with curiosity and mindfulness. The Buddha claimed that, ‘Within this fathom long body lies the path to wholeness and awakening.’

As an ancient treasure map the body is a crucible for inner transformation. With mindful, embodied, compassionate presence we can untangle and release those knots of tension and contracted identity and find replenishment, grounding and insight.  For life to flourish each one of us must return again and again to the ground and refuge of our own wakeful presence and aliveness.

The Retreat schedule includes: sitting & walking meditation periods, daily meditation instructions, open inquiry sessions, Dharma talks and two daily Qigong classes. This Retreat is suitable for beginners and experienced meditators.

Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find
all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it,
and embrace them.

Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Embodied Wisdom and Compassion Retreats at Sangsurya, Byron Bay

October 5th – 11th, 2024

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