About This Workshop
Whether you’re new to meditation or have an established practice, during these workshops you will develop an innovative practice which will both broaden and deepen the reach of your mindfulness practice.
A new approach to Buddhist meditation, through a process that includes meditation and self-reflection, recollective awareness meditation integrates every aspect of your experience: thoughts, feelings, body sensations, memories, and your intentions.
Developed by Jason Siff, the key feature of this practice is recollecting your meditation sittings through journalling. In doing this, 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 greater understanding of mindfulness and be able to recognise and incorporate beneficial qualities as they develop in your practice.
These worksops include meditation sittings, 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 sitting, and hear others doing the same.
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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