Taking the One Seat: Choiceless Awareness & Essence of Mind Practices with Heather Sundberg on Zoom
Sunday January 28th, 10am to 3:30pm (lunch break Noon – 1pm).
The teaching and practice of “Taking the One Seat,” out of the lineage of Ajahn Chah, is a practice of choiceless awareness with all experience at the 6 sense doors, which can grow into the recognition of the essence of mind itself.
Enjoy a day of quiet sitting and walking meditation, which allow our body and mind to settle down and our hearts to open to an inner wisdom. In addition to insight meditation practice, Heather will offer teachings and guided meditations on the theme, as well as time for discussion about how to live these teachings in our daily lives. This retreat is suitable for beginners as well as experienced meditators.
In this daylong we will explore the Taking the One Seat teaching/practice from the following perspectives:
– Somatic, heart and pure awareness practices which offer balance and perspective with the constant grasping and pushing away in the mind,
– Learning to ‘hit rewind’ with reactive patterns growing from feeling tone into liking and disliking,
– Pure Awareness practice through the use of open questions and 5 aggregates investigations, including working with subtle identification with awareness itself.
Registration: Opens Dec. 10th. To register and receive the retreat Zoom link, please email Tom Gray: email@example.com
Dana (donation): The Teacher offers the teachings freely in the tradition of the Buddha, and her livelihood is completely sustained by the generosity of the communities she serves. Dana (donation) for these priceless teachings will be gratefully accepted by the teacher, giving participants the opportunity to freely engage in the practice of generosity, the first step toward freedom.
Heather Sundberg has taught insight meditation since 1999, and completed the Spirit Rock/IMS Teacher Training program under Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein. She has been a visiting teacher for Dharma Zephyr daylongs and residential retreats since 2011. As a teacher, Heather’s style is warm and practical. She emphasizes embodiment, awareness-emptiness and including strong heartfulness in practice. She carries an interesting combination of supporting a ‘less is more’ easeful style of practice, plus a passionate ‘no holds barred’ attitude about awakening. For more information or to make a donation, see: www.heathersundberg.com
A number of Dharma Zephyr community members train with Heather in her ongoing MahaSati Awareness-Emptiness Training programs for experienced students. See: www.mahasati.info