Contemporary Insight Tradition
These secular meditations are drawn from foundational teachings from the Insight tradition. The practices employ different techniques to anchor us into the body and support us to settle the mind. In quietening the mind we can see freshly and insight is given room to arise.
Name of the tradition
Contemporary Insight Meditation
Melbourne Insight Group
What can attendees expect?
Attendees can expect to learn foundational practices for developing insight into themselves and the world. The practices help to strengthen inner resourcefulness to meet and attend to the challenges of inner and outer life. “We can’t control what comes at us but meditation practice provides us agency in our response.”
Meditative practices intend to loosen knots of tension and patterns of stress; freeing up innovative and creative thinking. Meditations will also include metta (heart) practices to re-kindle care and empathy for ourselves, others and the surrounding environment.
These practices are anchored in the body, in the ‘here and now,’ and open up new ways to relate with our experience, giving headway for fresh encounters with ourselves and the world.
About the teacher
Jess is an authorised Dharma teacher. She has trained in Buddhist monastic settings, inter-faith contexts and in extended periods of solitary forest practice. Her lineage crosses the Insight Tradition and Open Dharma and has been empowered by the feminine Tantric Tradition. This training has taken place in India, Australia, Spain and the USA. She holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts (VCA), and a postgraduate degree in Therapeutic Arts Practice (RMIT). A natural orator, her talks have been described as “street language for the soul.” Whilst deeply informed but not bound by tradition, her style is grounded in contemporary life.
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