Meditation for Life: Cultivating Health, Happiness and Peace
January 11 to 17, 2018
This retreat will be a multi-dimensional approach to integrating meditation and its deep intentions into our everyday lives. It promises to bring you new insight, deeper awareness, richer enjoyment and stronger balance for living the joys and challenges of life in the world.
Having laid a foundation of clear seeing (feeling, touching, smelling, tasting and knowing), we will learn how to consciously restructure the patterning of our minds, our bodies and our relationships to people and things.
In this retreat, you will gain a big picture of the process of meditation which helps keep you on track through the inevitable ups and downs in the course of a life and:
Tools for enhancing your physical suppleness and vitality through Inner Awareness Yoga, fascial stretching and meditative relaxation. Tools for regenerating your energy when you are depleted
Deep experiences of bliss and connection with nature with enlivened seeing, feeling, tasting, touching and hearing
Recovery of your natural gift for laughing
Training in the Buddha’s wholistic approach to meditation practice and the life of freedom with hacks for quickly entering meditative states in daily life
Warm, open discussion of how to bring ancient wisdom into modern life with like-minded seekers and much more.
Set in the middle of the one million acre Sian Kaan bio-reserve, this retreat will include formal meditation, dharma teaching and discussion each day, and will also leave ample time to meditatively explore the lush surroundings, including the beach and Palancar Reef, the second longest reef in the world.
Register and Make a secure payment with paypal by clicking below. The cost of the retreat is $590.00 work bursaries available. Dana (donation for the teaching) will be collected
Paul Jaffe has been practicing and studying Buddhism and other wisdom traditions for over 40 years. He has studied extensively in the Zen and Tibetan traditions of Buddhism with eminent masters such as Taizan Maezumi Roshi, Uchiyama Kosho Roshi, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, and His Holiness Gyalwang Drukchen. He began studying in the dynamic and creative lineage of Namgyal Rinpoche and Acharya Doug Duncan in 1997.
Paul’s broad-ranging experience and depth of insight gives him the capacity to work with people from all walks of life, and to adapt the teaching to the needs of individuals. He is known for his ability to transmit deep insights in a clear, easy-to-understand manner, and for his supportive and inspiring style.
Paul has a broad background including studies in world religion, philosophy, and psychology, and holds a Master’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Asian Studies. He also has also worked in the financial world, and has instructed numerous seminars on intercultural communication, and communication and awareness. For over twenty years he was employed at Ryukoku University in Kyoto teaching English as a Second Language, Intercultural Communication and Buddhism. He is the translator of “Flowers Fall”, an annotated commentary on Zen Master Dogen’s Genjokoan, by Hakuun Yasutani Roshi. This translation was done with the guidance of Maezumi Taizan Roshi while living at the Zen Center of Los Angeles for 6 years. There he led beginner’s meditation classes, and also studied with Bernard Tetsugen Glassman, Dennis Genpo Merzel and Joko Beck, all important teachers of Zen in the West. He has also authored numerous articles in the fields of Buddhism and Intercultural Communication. Besides teaching Dharma and leading retreats in Japan, Paul also has also taught in the United States, Russia and Spain. His experience as a husband and father also informs his teaching.