Participants in the 2018 retreat will have the opportunity to pursue one of the following four elective courses during their stay. The class format is smaller, usually under 20 people and meet four times during the course of the retreat. Taught by Rinpoche’s senior students, these electives offer the possibility to both broaden your knowledge of buddha dharma or to take a deeper dive into an area familiar to you.
Elective classes provide an opportunity to focus on an area that complements the overall retreat theme of Fear and Courage: Rising to the Challenge of Wakefulness and expands and deepens each students own area of study.
Playfulness & Mindfulness: Improvisation as Contemplative PracticeIn these sessions we will draw on exercises from the Dharma Art & Space Awareness teachings of Trungpa Rinpoche, as well as from our own collaborative teaching over many years. We will explore the keen awareness of being in present moment, employing all of our sense perceptions in relation to each other and to the environment. Participants will tap into their own curiosity, humor, imagination & confidence through improvisational movement, theatrical expression and mindful attention, we will become artful warriors.
“Magic lies in the state of the mind of the artist. This magic is wakeful magic.” Chogyam Trungpa