by Jay Cutts
The NM Center for Meditative Inquiry and Retreat is offering a silent meditation retreat from June 27 to July 4, 2020, in a spacious country lodge near Albuquerque. Attend one to seven days. A rare opportunity to give time to the things that most need attention in your life. The retreat will be held in a form that provides safe social distancing, if that is still necessary at the end of June.
The retreat is free of traditional trappings and is accessible to people from any or no tradition – including Tibetan, Zen, Vipassana, and Western. The focus is not on practices or teachings but rather on our direct, moment to moment experience as we unfold it together.
The retreat day includes sitting, walking, dialogue, a talk, and individual meetings with the resident teacher, Jay Cutts. All activities are optional. The spirit of the retreat is a simple listening, openly and vulnerably, each moment, to what is moving in us and through us. The simple structure of the retreat allows each person to find their way without imposing unnecessary restrictions or expectations.
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 with 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, 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.”
$60 to $290 (one to seven days), including vegetarian meals and lodging. Free introductory seminars on 6/6. https://meditationnm.wordpress.com. 505-281-0684.