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Advanced Meditations at Tara Hills

2024 schedule

Members-only classes and advanced meditations (formal visualisations) are held at Tara Hills Retreat Centre and the Lifeflow Studio throughout the year. All members are welcome.

Advanced meditations are held on Sundays, 11 am–12.30 pm, at Tara Hills Retreat Centre. Payment is by donation. See below for general information about these classes.

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Advanced meditation
Sun 3 March, Tara Hills
Clarity of Wisdom
Advanced meditation
Sun 8 Sept, Tara Hills
Innate Wisdom (Guru Rinpoche)

Advanced meditation

Clarity of Wisdom

Sunday 3 March
11 am–12.30 pm
Tara Hills Retreat Centre

This visualisation is for developing a clear, sharp quality of wisdom – being able to hold the mind still to cut through to the core of an issue so that you can learn to discriminate clearly and precisely. It draws on the state of balance, of having mind and body together, which is the basis for developing a clear intellect and keeping your mind working with a question.

Adapted from the Tibetan system, it is one of the core meditations used in advanced practices at Lifeflow.

Payment by donation
See your latest member email for more details.

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Our advanced meditation sessions offer an experience that engages all of your senses – sight, touch, sound, smell and taste – it gives a far more powerful experience than what we can offer in the Lifeflow Studio in the city. The visualisation will be accompanied with a mantra (a series of words that are repeated, bringing an aural component to the meditation) which, once learnt, can be used to easily bring back the feeling of the meditation.

A shared meal follows the visualisation.

General information about these sessions

Introduction to Advanced Meditations on the Lifeflow Blog

Advanced meditation

Innate Wisdom (Guru Rinpoche)

Sunday 8 September
11 am–12.30 pm
Tara Hills Retreat Centre

In everyday life we are used to the normal mental chatter of our minds. But there is a deeper, more fundamental quality that we can also tap. Religions externalise this in the form of deities, but the meditation tradition provides ways that we can access this core, or depth, of our own mind and heart. This advanced meditation provides the opportunity to open to this still, unconditioned quality, which arises when our head, heart and gut are united and working in harmony.  From there it’s possible to free ourselves from the narrow perspectives that we often get caught in. 

Payment by donation
See your latest member email for more details.

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Our advanced meditation sessions offer an experience that engages all of your senses – sight, touch, sound, smell and taste – it gives a far more powerful experience than what we can offer in the Lifeflow Studio in the city. The visualisation will be accompanied with a mantra (a series of words that are repeated, bringing an aural component to the meditation) which, once learnt, can be used to easily bring back the feeling of the meditation.

A shared meal follows the visualisation.

General information about these sessions

Introduction to Advanced Meditations on the Lifeflow Blog

 

Everyone is welcome to stay for a shared lunch following the session. Please bring a plate of food to share. 

General information about these sessions

Exclusive to members – by donation.
Bookings essential – limited places.
RSVP via your latest member email.

General information

Advanced visualisations provide a great opportunity to meet other Lifeflow members. Payment is by donation and open to all members.

Each session includes a guided meditation. After each Tara Hills session there will be:

  • a share lunch in our beautiful Dining Hall – please bring a plate to share;
  • time to soak up the ambience of Tara Hills and the surrounding countryside;
  • and time to meet with other members of the Centre.

Bring a hat and walking shoes too if you’d like to take advantage of the walks in and around Tara Hills.

About Advanced meditation sessions

Each half-year, one of a series of 12 advanced meditations are held at Tara Hills. These meditations, with their mantras, can help you to become more familiar with different kinds of healthy emotional states. Through practice you can develop these states, and learn to access them at will.

For a detailed introduction of Advanced Meditations read more in this article.

Payment by donation:
Exclusive to current Members.

These sessions also provide a great opportunity to connect with a broader community of meditators.

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