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Deep Rest Meditation Retreat with Jaya Ashmore / June 22nd – 29th
June 22 @ 5:00 pm - June 29 @ 5:00 pm
Led by: Jaya Ashmore
About the retreat:
Jaya welcomes new and experienced meditators to this week of silence, aliveness
and deep rest meditation. Rest unleashes healing and learning. Deep rest as a
spiritual practice helps us to remember and embody what is important in life.
Jaya‘s embodied, precise instructions can help release stress and connect
with aliveness beyond ideas. From there, old habits and wounds can resolve with
less drama than when we force things. And we are more likely to fall into natural
spaciousness, joy and insight.
On this retreat, you are welcome to lie down or sit for meditation in the
hall—whatever position best supports depth in your meditation. In addition to
meditations in the hall, the daily schedule encourages meditation throughout the day
including periods of walking meditation Jaya also leads three optional activities: one-
to-one meetings, meditative movement and meditative singing.
The schedule, the surrounding forested hills, the friendly yet dignified atmosphere,
and Jaya’s practical and inspired guidance work together to help retreatants find out
what works well for them, on their unique paths. The days will be in silence apart
from specific times in the hall for instructions, teachings, questions and singing. This
is not the silence of censorship or of trying to be good—but rather the sweet silence
of freedom that allows old programming to fall away.
The teachings on this retreat are offered on donation. This ancient tradition of
offering teachings in trust and reciprocity allows participants to feel the joy and
challenge of engaging in mutual support.
Jaya receives no income from retreat fees, apart from travel costs and her stay
during the retreat.
You will have the opportunity to give conscious donations at the end of the retreat.
About the teacher:
Jaya Ashmore has taught meditation and awakening to thousands of people in a
dozen countries since 1999. Also an artist and mother, she revolutionized silent retreats by introducing deep rest meditation in the 2000s. She has also offered Dharma online
Born in the U.S., where she studied religion and art at Harvard, Jaya began
practicing meditation in 1985, and was authorized to teach in 1998. In her teachings, Jaya has
deep experience in Buddhism, Yoga, Advaita (non-duality), Christianity and Hindu
mysticism, as well as ecology, poetry, embodied movement, and the Japanese art of
Jin Shin Jyutsu.
Based in India with her teachers for two decades, Jaya founded the nonprofit Open
Dharma in the early 2000s to support awakening for thousands of people from any
and no religion. She is also grateful to have co-founded and run Open Dharma in
Catalonia and, from 2008-2016, the eco-retreat center Dharmaloca in Catalonia,
Spain. In 2022, she published Already Here, a book of “dharma art” drawings, and
her teachings and art feature in the Open Dharma anthology Out of Nowhere –both
available on jayaashmore.org/books
Language: The retreat will be held in English. Jaya can manage in Catalan and
Spanish in one-to-one meetings.
~Arrival between 2-4pm on Thursday 22nd June 2023
~Departure between 2-5pm on Thursday 29th June 2023
Indoor accommodation is in simple yet beautiful rooms in the stone house and, a
wooden cabin, shared between 2-6 people. All bathrooms are shared. Bedding and
towels are provided.
A yurt space for 2 people
This space has its own separate bathroom, beds and bedding. It is without
Camping will be in a designated area, with beautiful views. Please bring your own
camping equipment, including bedding/sleeping bag, towel, torch/flashlight, and
everything else you need to be comfortable.
Shared indoor accommodation: 470 €
Yurt: 400 €
Camping: 330 €
Please see https://lesgavatxes.es/alojamientos/?lang=en
Please note that we cannot take bookings for specific rooms or sharing
arrangements just for either the indoor, yurt or camping option. Rooms will be
allocated on arrival.
Registration form: https://forms.opendharma.org/view.php?id=25008
Contact email@example.com with any questions