At beautiful, innovative Clear Sky Retreat Center. This is one of the retreats available for Year of Joy.
Active imagination and creative visualization have always been a vital part of the spiritual path in many of the world’s traditions, particularly in Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism, and in the Western Mysteries.
These meditations from the Western Mystery tradition represent a creative departure from the idea of deities and angelic figures. They are more archetypal and less human-centric. They use form, shapes, movement, color to stimulate transformative energies within us.
For instance, meditating on the honeycomb, Dr Who’s Infernal Pill machine or the Great Pyramid and its secret chambers might give you some idea of the range.
Strengthening our abilities to creatively visualize give us greater power to interrupt negative arisings. What’s more, we acquire skills to imagine new and more diverse positive (joyful) arisings.
In addition, small groups of people meditating together will use the Star Group meditation to create a psychic platform from which to collectively explore the depths of inner and outer space. The Star Group meditation has the power of using many minds instead of just one, which increases the range and power of our exploration, meditative vision and joy.
During this retreat, we’ll follow Namgyal Rinpoche’s pioneering work with these practices.
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