The NM Center for Meditative Inquiry and Retreat is offering a silent retreat from June 22 to 29, 2019. Attend one to seven days in a spacious country lodge near Albuquerque. Please plan early, as it can be hard to rearrange your schedule as retreat gets closer.
The retreat is free of traditional trappings and is accessible to people from any or no tradition – including Tibetan, Zen, Vipassana, and Western – so each person can find their own way. We don’t emphasize practices or teachings but learn from our direct experience shared together.
The retreat day includes sitting, walking, dialogue, a talk, and individual meetings with the resident teacher, Jay Cutts. This will be a simple, deeply honest inquiry – together and alone. All activities are optional.
Both new and experienced meditators will explore directly what meditative work is and how it sheds light on the deep concerns of our lives. We will discover together, the moment-to-moment unfolding of healing, wisdom, and compassion that wells up in us when we allow ourselves the time and space to be present.
Jay Cutts attended retreats for over 40 years and is a senior student of the late Toni Packer. Toni began in Zen practice and evolved a direct, simple, and very human approach to meditation and the unfolding of our human condition.
Jay says, “Meditative work is, in its deepest sense, is not theoretical or goal oriented. It’s not a matter of time or progress. It is the direct opening, fully complete in this moment, to a simple, compassionate, open awareness that allows the myriad fears, clingings, confusions of the mind that we all suffer from to be revealed – and healed – in a fresh way. It brings us intimately, undividedly, and lovingly in touch with the wide universe in all its profound stillness. I feel that, in our deepest hearts, it is the possibility of this openness that most calls to us.”