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Loneliness Inside Out

2023sat18mar(mar 18)9:00 amsun19(mar 19)12:00 pmLoneliness Inside OutSpecial Mini-Retreat

Event Details

Dates:  18 and 19 March 2023
Time:  9am – 12pm each day (Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne time)
Everyone who registers will receive the recording, making it possible to receive the teaching if you are unable to attend the live sessions.

 

Loneliness is part of the human condition. Everyone feels lonely at times, and there is always the possibility of more loneliness in the future.

Many of us spend a lot of time trying to protect ourselves from feeling lonely. Many of us relate to our loneliness as a personal failure, or the consequence of a basic fault in us.

The fact is loneliness hurts.

It’s one of the most vulnerable and deeply held emotional wounds human beings experience. It makes our separateness as individuals feel like a gap we cannot cross. We are cut off from the unity of love, adrift, and on our own.

We think that distancing ourselves from the feeling of loneliness in various ways will protect us, only to find we feel more alone. And the more we feel separate the more connection eludes us.

In this mini-retreat we will explore the dilemma of loneliness, and turn it inside out. We will explore loneliness from the view of the fundamental connection that is part of the potential of our human experience. In the Diamond Approach, we always begin with direct connection to our immediate experience and see where it takes us.

All proceeds from this mini-retreat will go to Diamond Approach Path Australia Ltd (DAPA), the new not for profit charity that brings the Diamond Approach to Australia.

From your experience of participating in this retreat you may understand how:

  • Turning inward and inquiring into where we are in this moment can connect us to our deeper nature
  • Loneliness is an expression of the wound of being separated from our deeper nature
  • Our history and life experience of loneliness has impacted us in many ways
  • To be lonely, and to do everything we can to not to feel lonely is a trap that keeps us stuck
  • Loneliness is not something preventable, it is part of being human.

This two-session online mini-retreat uses an experiential approach that includes a teacher talk and spiritual practices such as open-end inquiry, meditation and awareness practices.

Teaching sessions generally start with a meditation practice followed by a specific teaching related to the theme of the retreat. You will have the opportunity to deepen your personal exploration through experiential exercises, usually in pairs or triads and sometimes in a small group, before re-joining the large group to process what has emerged in response to the teaching.

EVENT DETAILS

Teacher:  Anne Laney, Lead Teacher for the Diamond Approach in Australia.
Dates:  18 and 19 March 2023
Time:  9am – 12pm each day (Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne time)
Everyone who registers will receive the recording, making it possible to receive the teaching if you are unable to attend the live sessions.

Cost:  $110 (GST Inclusive)
Location:  Online via Zoom
Open to:  General public and all current Diamond Approach students

Time

18 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 19 (Sunday) 12:00 pm(GMT+11:00)

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