About This Workshop
Recollective Awareness Meditation includes the benefits of mindfulness, while expanding the range of awareness beyond just the breath and body to the third and fourth Foundations of Mindfulness; thoughts/feelings and wisdom. Facilitators will learn an innovative process of meditation, reflection and recollection and how to integrate the approach into their teaching.
By learning a meditation interview that increases awareness, curiosity and insight, participants will be able to engage in meaningful conversations with others when discussing meditation. This explorative questioning, along with meditation practice, is a training in deep, flexible listening and fosters the ability to hear nuance and to discern progress that may be overlooked or devalued in meditation.
Workshop Provided on a Donation Basis
We invite you to make a donation/koha/dana offering which will support The Skillful Meditation Project and allow Linda and Jason Siff to continue with their teaching work. If you would like to offer a donation/koha/dana, please bring this with you to the workshop.
About The Teacher – Linda Modaro
Linda is a full-time teacher with Skillful Meditation Project. Since 1987, she has studied and taught a variety of meditation practices starting with qi gong and tai ji, Taoist yoga, and sitting meditation.
Meeting Jason Siff in early 2000 inspired a transition from teaching moving meditation and practising acupuncture to practising and teaching recollective awareness. Linda took part in a training programme from 2003 to 2008, studying Buddhist psychology and philosophy with Jason Siff and other recollective awareness meditation teachers on multiple intensive retreats each year.
Linda is involved in teacher training with Skillful Meditation Project, mentoring other teachers to offer this approach to their local communities. As an itinerant in the USA, she travels teaching one-day workshops and retreats for meditators new to this approach, and offers advanced training for committed students in small cohort groups.
At home in Santa Monica, California, she facilitates recollective awareness groups and works with individuals’ meditation journals via the internet, connecting with meditators around the world.
About the Aoteoroa Buddhist Education Trust and Mindfulness Works
Linda’s travel to New Zealand is funded and supported by Aotearoa Buddhist Education Trust (ABET).
Set up in 2009, ABET aims to allow more people to attend more retreats and workshops in New Zealand offered by highly-regarded secular dharma teachers more often and more affordably.
The cost of bringing teachers from overseas and effectively publicising their retreats and workshops had both been significant barriers.
Now, every dollar of your donation received by the Trust for a teacher will be used to help bring that teacher to New Zealand and support their workshops and retreats.
If the amount raised more than meets their travel costs, what you give will further reduce their workshop and retreat costs for everyone attending these workshops and retreats.
Mindfulness Works is proud to assist in supporting Linda's visit to New Zealand by providing venues, logistical support and promotion of these workshops.
Questions or More Information:
If you have questions or require more information:
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