Is it possible to discover deep acceptance in present experience, no matter what the circumstances?
We spend our lives seeking love, acceptance, wealth, success, and even 'spiritual enlightenment' in the future. We long to be complete. Yet right at the heart of life there is an intimacy, a simplicity, a completeness that is totally beyond words - and which cannot be reached through any effort of ours. And in our exhausting attempts to change, to improve ourselves, to become perfect or enlightened or perfectly enlightened, we end up ignoring this wordless intimacy which exists in the present moment - an intimacy which is really our true home, and the end of all our seeking.
On this retreat with Jeff we will share, discuss and deeply explore the nature of our experience, not with the aim of 'fixing' it but seeing the wholeness and completeness within it. With Jeff's gentle and loving guidance we will be pointed back to life as it is, to the timeless present moment, and to the vast open space of Being which holds all experience as it comes and goes. We will take a deep look at how and why we suffer, and expose the seeking mechanism at the root of all our problems. We will talk about everything from relationships to honest communication, to dealing with physical pain, to addictions and the search for spiritual enlightenment, and how suffering dissolves in clear seeing of what is.
Silence, laughter, lightness and a sense of real intimacy, honesty and friendship are the hallmarks of encounters with Jeff. His meetings are very spontaneous and informal, and there are plenty of opportunities to share and ask questions, if you are so moved. And of course, if you just want to sit in silence and listen, without sharing, then that's fine too.
Income related price: £195 / £295 / £395
Income Related Pricing
We want to ensure that our courses are accessible to people with diverse financial means. When you book, please choose the high, medium or lower price listed for your programme, based on your personal income and keeping in mind that paying the lowest price covers only basic costs, while paying the medium and higher prices will allow this centre to develop and grow. Limited bursary funds are available if you cannot pay the lowest price, please see how to apply. You can also contribute to our bursary fund when you make your booking.
Jeff shows us how to meet everything and to turn toward instead of away from Life... He has no lineage, so he has no spiritual guru baggage to carry around. His meetings are just raw, naked, unconditional love…