Satori is radical inquiry. It is going under the skin and in the heart and in the belly to see and feel what is in the way of being myself. Who am I?What is my true nature? How do I lose myself or feel that there isn't all of me here, now? What is this restlessness that pushes me to do and do and do? What is this longing for being more real, truer, complete? What am I doing here?
Self-inquiry means to open and unsettle the mechanism that destroys the present by repeating the past. Self-inquiry means being so present in the here/now that I can have a direct experience of myself and reality, fresh and alive, free of the filters of conditioning.
The aim of this retreat is having this direct experience of being , an experience of awakening, an experience of no-mind. Satori is not therapy and doesn't have the goal of finding temporary solutions to daily problems, even though it will give you a different and new perspective about those problems. Satori aims to dissolve the identification with the ego, which is the only cause of problems.
A seven day retreat working with the existential questions: Who am I? What is Life? What is Another? What is Love? And others.
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Notes on The Inner Judge