Most of our events run on a single day, so there is always a sense of extra space and opportunity around a two-day event, such as the non-residential retreat offered by Akincano on June 23rd and 24th.
His theme is ‘Beyond bare awareness: the heart alive’. Those of us who have heard him speak before are much looking forward to the calm profundity of his teaching, and the chance to step into a weekend of contemplation and silence.
Akincano Marc Weber (he uses both his monastic name, to remind us of his decades spent as an ordained member of the Forest Sangha tradition of Ajahn Chah, and the name he now uses as a lay person) lives in Switzerland, and we’re delighted that he has visited us annually in London for the last few years.
His talks are freely available on the Dharma Seed website, where his introduction says that “Teaching is essentially translation. It means ferrying an authentic contemplative tradition across choppy waters into our psychological and cultural realities, losing neither the vision nor the truth of what we know to be our immediate experience.” We know that, in these terms, he is a master translator. On a more mundane level, he is also as fluent and expressive in English as in his native German.
A two-day commitment may seem a little alarming or demanding to some people, but we really don’t think you will regret giving up a weekend to this chance of listening to a very wise man and following your own meditative path under his guidance.
For more information, and to book, please go to http://www.londoninsight.org/programme/event/akincano-beyond-bare-awareness-the-heart-alive/
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