About This Workshop
Whether you’re new to meditation or it’s been an important part of your life for decades, during this weekend workshop you’ll develop an innovative practice that will both broaden and deepen the reach of your mindfulness.
A relatively new approach to secular Buddhist meditation, through a process that includes both meditation and self-reflection, recollective awareness meditation integrates every aspect of our experience: thoughts, feelings, body sensations, memories, and intentions.
Developed by Jason Siff, the key feature of this practice is recollecting your meditation sessions through journalling. In doing so, you include and honour what is often considered a distraction in meditation.
Allowing your life into your meditation practice in this way, you will leave this workshop with a far greater understanding of mindfulness and be able to recognise and incorporate beneficial qualities as they develop in your practice.
At this weekend workshop you will experience meditation sessions, dharma talks and discussion, along with small group interviews in which each person will have the opportunity to explore and investigate what they are aware of during a meditation session, and hear others doing the same.
Workshop Provided on a Donation Basis
It is the generosity of others that enables Simply Meditation to run events such as this workshop for dana only – dana for both the teachings and for the community. You, too, will have the opportunity to offer generosity to Linda Modaro for the teachings and for the community.
On both Saturday and Sunday, the workshop will start at 9am and end at 5pm. Please bring something to eat and drink for our shared lunches.
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.
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