3 days. 6 Workshops. A whole new perspective. Experience a transformational retreat that will shift you towards your most authentic self. This unique program is rooted in science and proven in practice. By pairing the physical work of yoga with exercises in personal development, self-inquiry, neuroscience, and spirituality, participants create lasting change in their lives. People of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities are welcome.
Claude AnShin Thomas, Zen Buddhist monk and Vietnam veteran, offers this 5-day meditation retreat for veterans and their families and friends who are living with the consequences of military service and combat, commonly referred to as post traumatic stress. Even though Claude AnShin is rooted in Buddhist teachings, the retreat is secular in nature and so is what retreatants are learning. Everyone from all walks of life are welcome. During this retreat we'll practice meditation in several forms including sitting, walking, writing, eating, working, and speaking. Our time together will include long periods of silence, which supports us in the process of healing and transformation.
Meditation is the path to attaining ultimate freedom by calming, focusing and empowering the mind. The essence of Zen Meditation is a direct pointing to the ultimate reality. Direct means a straightforward experience that goes beyond any concept or language. This is not only the way to center and pacify our mind, but to see into our original nature, which is the foundation of attaining liberation.