Silence & Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
About our Silence & Mindfulness Retreat:
Join us to our Silence & Mindfulness Meditation Retreat. This retreat is a moment-to-moment intimate spiritual experience, all in the beautiful surroundings and serenity of Nature.
Silence allows us to be in touch with ourselves and all that surrounds us. In silence we are able to develop Mindfulness and be consciously aware to our body movements and daily activities while sitting, walking, eating, and lying down. We learn how to cope with our feelings, thoughts, habits, likes and dislikes, avoid mental and emotional distractions and maintain calmness and serenity.
During the retreat we will learn both Samatha (calm abiding) meditation and Vipasana (insight wisdom) meditation.
Samatha and Vipassana Meditation:
Samatha means calm. The Samatha techniques of meditation are an effective way of training the mind to develop inner peace, strength and freedom from agitation. and turmoil, leading on to clarity and understanding of ourselves and the laws of nature.
By regular daily practice the chattering mind gradually becomes calmer and clear. We become less confused and we begin to understand the habits of the mind that hold us back from happiness and freedom. We become kinder to ourselves and those around us.
By developing Samattha practice we become more vivid, our senses sharpen and our life experience becomes joyful and vibrant every moment.
The most common Samatha meditation practice is based attention to the breath which is said to be suitable for all types of people.
Vipassana meditation develops insights and understanding of the truth. It develops clear understanding and vision of reality as it is. Vipassana meditation is based on the Buddha's' teachings.
The unification of Samatha and Vipassana leads to a very clear and direct experience of the nature of all things, and to a real change of perception and understanding of the world, which we are. and what we are.
Samatha and Vipassana are two "qualities of mind" to be developed through meditation.
These skills you'll develop will hopefully become a regular addition to your approach to daily life.
Relax, Heal, Breathe and Smile
Alya Retreat Center is located 1 kilometer south of san juanillo and then 1.5 kilometers to the east, on the Northern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. for further information...
About Anat Zahor:
Anat the founder of Yoga Dharma School where she teaches yoga and meditation. She conducts teachers training courses and certifies her students to teach Yoga Dharma.
Anat has been practicing since the early 1980's, Yoga, Tai Chi-Chuan, Chi Kung, Taoism and Buddhism. In the early 90's she joined her first S.N Goenka, Vipassana meditation retreat, and since then Buddhism has become her way of life.
Anat is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher since 1999, she studied with B. K. S. Iyengar and various senior teachers around the world, also visited the RIYMI center in Pune several times to learn from the Iyengar family.
For the last 15 years she has been staying for monthly retreats at the Chom Tong monastery in Northern Thailand practicing Vipassana Meditation under the guidance of Venerable Ajaan Tong Sirimangalo, which also ordained her as a Buddhist Nun during one of her retreats in 2011, and under the guidance of her teachers Thanat and Kate Chindaporn.
Anat and her life companion, Dr. Reuven Barak, MD, a Physician practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine and Integrative Medicine are the authors of the book Mapa's Guide for Healthy Life, published in Israel.
Anat's website: Yoga Dharma School
Our retreat shcedule:
Alya Retreat Center
Tel. (506)8704-5294 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions (English): 1 km south of San juanillo, 1.5 km East in the direction of
Hacienda del mar, in the province of Guanacaste, on the Northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica.
Direccion (Spanish): 1 km al Sur de San Juanillo, 1.5 km Hacia el Este en direccion de
Hacienda del Mar. provincia Guanacaste, norte pacifico, Costa Rica.