23 March 2016

Portugal retreat

I've booked my airline tickets, applied for a passport and paid a deposit for the retreat.  I'll be flying to Portugal in early May for 14 days of silent meditation and some very challenging, deep inner investigation.
Forty years of studying and practicing in a number of traditions such as Zen, Tibetan Buddhism, Theravadan and Vipassana meditation, Yoga, Sufism, and a handful of other eastern teachings has led me here - to Anadi

In the meantime, yoga practice continues.  I've been dipping into some local Iyengar classes and doing a little practice on my own.  My body is still able to hold a strong handstand, though backbends need some dedicated and regular work.  
Loving headstand and shoulderstand. 
Pranayama is releasing deeply held tensions.
Still in love with the Ashtanga Vinyasa practice.

After the Portugal trip in May, I'll be heading overseas again in September for a 4 week trip around Europe with my 2 children and my granddaughter.  We're starting in Bosnia and Slovenia, then visiting Italy and France, and ending up in Barcelona.

2016 is the year of travelling, but it's the inner journey that excites me.