Bringing mindfulness to how it feels
During this retreat we would like to explore mindfulness of the feeling tones, which is the second foundation of the practice of mindfulness. We will try to present the different aspects of mindfulness. We will define feeling tones and how to be mindful of them. The Pali term vedana refers to the affective tone of experience. When we come into contact through one of our six senses with the environment, we experience a pleasant, unpleasant or neither pleasant nor unpleasant feeling tone. ***
Martine Batchelor and Bernat Font
This online retreat will be totally dana based. It is possible to make a donation directly to Martine via her website (https://martinebatchelor.org/) and Bernat via PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/BernatFont) There will be no additional costs for the organizer of this retreat (www.simsara.nl) but a donation is also welcome.
donderdag, 19 november, 2020
zondag, 22 november, 2020
***It is important to see that feeling tones are constructed, they are not a given, they do not reside in the object we come in contact with. It is vital to be aware of feeling tones as they arise extremely fast and have a profound impact on our behavior. There will be no recording of the sessions. There is a maximum of 50 participants for this online retreat.
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Martine Batchelor is a member of the Gaia House Teacher Council. She teaches meditation retreats worldwide since 1987. Her latest book is called: What is this?. Recently she has written several articles about vedanas.
Bernat Font has been practicing in Europe, India and Myanmar since 2010. He is in teacher training at the Bodhi College and has started a Phd on the subject of vedanas. (There is an interview - in Dutch - with Bernat Font in the SIMsara Magazine januari 2020, pag 12-13: https://www.simsara.nl/sites/default/files/pdf/2020_simsara_januari.pdf).