Retreats in Puna
A One-Day Silent Satsang* Retreat
at NAMASTE ESTATES
15-1883 21st St,
Hawaiian Paradise Park,
October 27, 2018
Registration 8:30 AM
Retreat Begins 9 AM
Retreat Ends 4:30 PM
It is the nature of the mind to want to feel safe; to know what is going to happen in an imagined future. Yet we are living in the time when the illusion of external certainty, security and predictability is revealing itself to be the illusion it always has been.
However, if there is a willingness to not follow the mind and instead rest deeply in the present, in the Now, there is an increasing recognition of an inherent and unchanging safety, peace, joy and freedom that has nothing to do with what’s going on around us. This is our true nature. This is who we really are. When there is no projection into the dream of a future, one begins to realize that the external play of change, which once dictated our degree of happiness or unhappiness, is increasingly irrelevant. We stabilize in the light and luminosity of our being which does not come and does not go. This is true freedom. This is unconditional love. And recognition is our birthright.
True happiness boils down to the recognition of who we really are. Everything in addition is distraction. Every retreat is singularly pointing to this sacred possibility and realization.
Silent retreats with Gavin are a unique opportunity to inquire into “Who am I?” and “Why am I here?” We are invited to put down familiar concerns, conclusions and habits of mind for a while, and instead nurture the very heart of our being, free from the distractions of worldly commitments. It is a chance to come together in shared passion for authentic spiritual transformation, opening to the possibility of opening to who we really are at the deepest level of our being.
There will be opportunity for resting, alone time, journaling and refuge within all the sacred nooks and crannies of this gorgeous property. Retreats are non-denominational and open to all. Experienced and beginning meditators welcome. Meditation guidance is offered. Bring your own meditation cushion. Chairs are available. There will be a talk and opportunity for dialogue together.
*Satsang is a Sanskrit word meaning “An association with Truth.”
In deference to those with chemical sensitivities and allergies related to animals, please do not wear heavily fragranced products or bring pets to any of Gavin’s events. We thank you for your consideration.