Whenever we make a journey we must prepare and this inner journey is no different.
If this journey were easy our ancestors would have made it centuries ago.
If our journey is to make reunion
with silent awareness of our essential being we need to know what obstructs our direct knowing of that.
We must understand the landscape and the obstructions.
In this case the landscape and obstruction of the mind,
and our separated sense of self the EGO
So the first part of the workshop is gaining that understanding.
Not as hard as it might seem when you have helpers.
Helpers come in many forms...
Two physical structures have guided my understanding.
One very familiar one not so.
The Triangle of Hierarchy
and the Reciprocal Frame
We investigate the nature of the mind with these helpers.
and chart and dialogue what we have come to understand of ourselves.
The Tools _ Meditation.
We need some tools for our journey and the skill to use them.
This takes dedication and practice
No quick fix here I'm afraid
In Base camp you will be given a simple meditation on the breath.
Technique is one thing, approach is another. You will be given a deep understanding within which the practice will reside and grow to progressively open the mind to the presence of silent awareness.
Awakening Dormant Qualities
As we meet the content of our mind in an increasing spaciousness, we need to awaken some dormant qualities in our awareness.
Qualities that are capable of communication with our addictive patterns of thought and identification.
Basecamp is where we begin a journey.
If you are reading this you are contemplating an inner journey or wanting to continue one already begun.
In response to an inner call... a silent one
Millions of people on earth are hearing this same call
What is it?
It matter not whether we are happy or sad,
whatever the nature of our experience,
we are always aware of it.
The awareness by which we know our experience
has no content, it is silent, ever present, and ever aware.
When we are absorbed in the content of our experience
We overshadow that silent awareness
by which experience is known.
This is separation and we call this the EGO,
a separated sense of self.
It is our silent awareness that calls us
to go beyond our separated sense of self
to awaken to silent awareness, that is ever with us.
In that experience there is peace and happiness.
That is The Journey of no Distance
Base Camp is where we prepare for such a journey
Th normal workshop fee is £200 person.
Please do not let a lack of funds stop your participation.
I am well aware that many people are financially stretched at present so this fee is entirely negotiable.
Please register below with a full fee ticket or with the £10 registration ticket and write to Graham at email@example.com with your situation and a proposal.
Group Workshops max usually 10 people.
The course is spoken in English,
Email graham at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Peacebuildings Yurt
BaseCamp is always deeply serious