We will post the unedited recordings here as soon as possible after each session
Session 1 Setting our intention and mindbody relaxation
Session 2 Yoga
Session 3 Alternate Nostril Breathing
Session 4 Yoga Nidra Awareness of Being
Session 5 Full moon on still lake meditation
Session 6 Welcoming Practice: Thank You For Arising
Session 7 Meditative Walking and Silence
Session 8 Alternate Nostril Breathing into Yoga Nidra in Heart Center
Session 9 Appreciative Joy
Session 10 Sweeping Breath Yoga Nidra relaxation
Session 11 Blue Star Yoga Nidra
Session 12 Breathe Relax Meditate
Session 13 Tonglen and Lovingkindness Meditation
Session 14 What Does the Heart Know?
Closing session/ insights (not recorded)
These are the (unedited) recordings of the Silent Retreat 2017 sessions. We met for 1 hour 45 minutes and took a 15 minute break between. I have listed the practices and noted the times of when guided practice ends and begins in each session. This can help you decide where to start.
Session 1: Beginning, relaxation practice, alternate nostril breathing, meditation in silence. The guided practice ends at 1 hr 5 minutes.
Session 2: Sweeping breath relaxation, walking meditation, Yoga Nidra in heart center. Guided practice ends at 1 hour 28 minutes and begins again at 1 hour 39 minutes.
Session 3: Natural Rest practice, Who Am I? What never changes? Guided practice ends and goes into silence at 49 minutes.
Session 4: Gentle yoga movement and stretching, watching the body breathe, into silence. Guided practice ends at 49 minutes going into silence. We begin again at 1 hour 39 minutes.
Session 5: Exercise without movement (tension/release), Welcoming/ Thank You For Arising practice. Guided practice ends at 48 minutes and begins again at 1 hour 41
Session 6: Blue Star 61 points relaxation, Full Moon on Still Lake meditation. Guided practice ends at 43 minutes and begins again at 1 hour 38 minutes.
Session 7: Awareness practice prior to going out into nature (16 minutes)
Session 8: Appreciative Joy Inquiry on our brain, body, ourselves and others. Alternate nostril breathing. The guided practice ends at 1 hour 8 minutes and begins again at 1 hour 39 minutes.
Session 9: Healing meditation and inquiry. Tonglen (breathing in suffering, breathing out relief). Guided practice ends at 48 minutes and begins again at 1 hour 38 minutes.
Session 10: Closing session for the retreat, practice and reflections on the experience