Online: Letting Go of Fear on Behalf of Collective Consciousness
with Deborah Eden Tull
Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 | 10:00am – 3:00pm ET
In this age of global uncertainty, there is a collective invitation to learn to embrace, rather than fear or resist, the unknown. When we replace judgment with curiosity and turn towards, rather than away from our in-the-moment experience of fear, we can recognize the choice we have in every moment. We can remember who we really are.
While it is the imperative of the human heart to move beyond the comforts, restrictions, and boundaries of conditioned thought, the inter-subjective nature of conditioning causes us to accept things that are not real as true and absolute. What this means is that we tend not to question fear-based thought patterns that are shared by our friends, our neighbors, our relatives, and our leaders, even when they might be untrue.
In this day-long retreat, we will explore how to work with FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real) through compassionate inquiry and subtle body awareness.
We will cultivate a sense of joyful responsibility to the collective, which supports us to release fear-based conditioning.
We will explore:
* How does inquiry and subtle body awareness allow us to meet the energy of fear with compassion?
* How can we release fear-based stories in order to remain open to the spiritual dimensions of our experience?
* How can we practice conscious discernment and clear seeing when fear is not ours but the ego’s? And how do we learn to befriend the void itself?
This restorative experiential retreat will include meditation and a dharma talk, mindful inquiry, relational mindfulness, and facilitated group discussion. These teachings draw upon the wisdom of Zen Buddhism, relational intelligence, and the natural world.
We will gather in conscious community through Zoom, while balancing practice and care for our bodies with time on the screen.
All are welcome.
Please register at the highest level that your generosity offers.
Explanations of levels follow below.
If you are registering via a mobile device such as a phone or tablet, you can scroll right and left and up and down within the below form if it is partially obscured or cut off. Please contact email@example.com if you need assistance.
Registration Fees include Teacher Support
New York Insight Meditation Center has streamlined the registration fee levels. Members of our Circle of Friends are eligible to receive 20% off of the Sustaining Rate via a code provided in the email confirming membership, which you can enter after clicking the Sustaining Level registration.
*Benefactor Level: Supports NYI’s ability to offer the Subsidized Base.
**Sustaining Level: This level reflects the actual costs to support this program. Circle of Friends members eligible for 20% discount with code. Click here to join.
***Subsidized Base: Made possible by the generosity of Benefactor Level above and other donations to ensure participation by those requiring financial assistance.
If you have questions about your registration (cancellation policy, membership discount, email confirmation, etc.), please read our FAQs. If your question is not addressed in the FAQs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unable to pay the Subsidized Base Fee, you can learn about volunteering to offer work exchange and letting us know how much you are able to pay for this program by emailing email@example.com.
Please note that New York Insight records online programs. The recorded content may be discoverable should a legal matter arise.
By registering, I give New York Insight permission to use my text/video/audio for educational, promotional, advertising, or other purposes for the duration of New York Insight activities going forward.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.