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Heart Energy and Insight

October 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - October 23, 2016 @ 1:00 pm


Heart Energy and Insight

A Clear Mountain Wisdom Retreat

with Dan Jorgensen & Claudia Hansson

Insight into the nature of our experience arises naturally in practice when enough energy is present to stabilize attention.  When attention is stable, discursive thought and reactive patterns are not so distracting.  In every retreat we emphasize opening the heart and allowing its powerful energy to fuel practice. In this retreat, we are going to explore one of the traditional methods for activating heart energy in the form of prayer.

Prayer is an aspect of all spiritual traditions and there are many different approaches and types of prayer. We will be using prayer to connect with a dimension of being that is greater than oneself.  The teachings and guided meditations during the retreat will point out some specific ways to do this.

In the Karma Kagyu lineage, the Guru Yoga Prayer is an important part of the foundational practices of that lineage. We will provide a line-by-line commentary of this prayer which has been used by meditators for hundreds of years. This brief prayer gives a very concise summary of the key points of the path that this tradition developed to know the mind in its deepest nature.

The cost of the retreat is $455 which includes single room accommodations, all meals, teachings and private interviews.  If you wish to participate, please send a check for the full amount to Claudia Hansson, 3013 Moshiron Dr, Foresthill, CA 95631 by September 20th.  Checks should be made out to Clear Mountain Wisdom.  If you have a financial hardship, please let us know.  If you have not participated in a previous retreat with us, we ask that you fill out a short retreat application.  The reason for this is to make sure this retreat is suitable for you.  If you have any questions about the retreat or need an application, please respond to either of us by email using the Contact form on our website – www.clearmountainwisdom.org.


October 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
October 23, 2016 @ 1:00 pm


Mercy Center Auburn
535 Sacramento St
Auburn, CA 95603 United States
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