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Loving Awareness Retreat in Spain with Jack Kornfield
June 24 - June 28
Join me and Jack Kornfield in the beautiful Montserrat Monastery in Catalonia Spain for a retreat this June.
A Loving Awareness retreat is an invitation to take time for yourself, to quiet your mind and open your heart. Come practice together and deepen your understanding, joy and well being. Amidst the complexity and difficulty of modern life, we will share wonderful ways to live with a balanced and loving heart. We will train in skillful practices to refresh our mind and renew our spirit.
Mindfulness and loving-compassion trainings, supported by neuroscience research, have spread in every modern field. They offer us tools to transform ourselves, tend the world and awaken more fully together. Through meditation, storytelling, delicious silence, dialogue and teachings, clear wisdom, big-hearted practices, and the power of Buddhist Psychology, new and experienced meditators are invited to share these trainings and learn how to more fully embody the blessings of wisdom, love and meditation in our life.
Santa Maria de Montserrat is a Benedictine abbey located on the mountain of Montserrat, in Monistrol de Montserrat, in Catalonia, Spain. It is notable for enshrining the image of the Virgin of Montserrat and the Black Madonna in the Grotto under the mountain. The rooms where we are staying are located in the Hotel Abat Cisneros situated in the Monastery itself. The Hotel Abat Cisneros has provided accommodation for Pilgrims since its original construction in 1563. The simple accommodations lend itself to quiet meditation/contemplation, the background noise is simply the Monks or the boys choir.