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The Miracle Of Meditation
November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - November 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm$100.00
A Weekend Experimental Retreat With Jeff Carreira
Meditation is a time honored means of transcending the mental reactivity and negative habits of mind that too often keep us bound up in our current realities and unavailable for more.
During this retreat you will learn and practice a radically transformative form of meditation called The Practice of No Problem. Jeff Carreira has been developing this unique articulation of meditation for the past decade and thousands of people from around the world have used it to enter profound states of liberated awareness.
Saturday, November 23rd and Sunday, November 24th
10 am – 5 pm both days.
Lunch on own. There is a kitchenette available and many Irvington, NY, restaurants are within walking distance of the Center.
$100 to attend. Registration required.
The Practice of No Problem drew me into a richer experience than I’ve ever had and I’m seeing everything differently. – H. Gillian, Boston Massachusetts
I now understand the power of meditation in a much deeper way than I ever have. – T. Reynolds, San Francisco, California
This meditation is utterly reorienting in the best, deepest, and most liberating way. – D.Gold, North Carolina
When you meditate in this way the only instruction you need to follow is to have no problem. That means that no matter what happens and no matter what you experience, you allow it to be OK the way it is. Ultimately having no problem in meditation means doing nothing. When you don’t have a problem, you don’t need to do anything because nothing is wrong.
This deceptively simple technique turns out to be more challenging than it appears, but if you give your focus and attention to it the results can be nothing less than miraculous.
As you sit in meditation you inevitably find yourself struggling against unconscious habits designed to manipulate and control your experience into whatever you think it is supposed to be. Eventually you realize that all of your effort to shape your experience is not doing nothing. It’s just more manipulation and control and you cab simply stop all of it and just let everything be exactly the way it is. This is the moment of profound existential release and spiritual liberation.
You will receive all of the instruction, guidance and opportunity you need to learn how to consistently find the inner freedom that is always right here in the middle of the experience you’re already having.
As you learn to embrace the way things already are you will find that your energy is liberated, your attention is liberated, and you become profoundly available to experience things that you couldn’t imagine before.
This is a space I sometimes call ‘betweenness’ because we have released one set of mental habits and haven’t yet picked up another. You will return to this open and receptive awareness over and over again and rest in it until you feel comfortable there.
There is no lodging available at The Aligned Center, but it is located next to the MetroNorth Train Station at Irvington, NY. The MetroNorth commuter train runs along the Hudson River to New York City. If you are traveling by train, check for lodging that is close to the train station in communities located directly on the Hudson River, such as Yonkers, Hastings on Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, or Tarrytown. The Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson is the closest hotel and is a 2 mile walk to the Center. There are many hotels nearby in Tarrytown and AirBnB also serves the area.