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  • Mystery of the Body

  • A Diamond Approach Perspective

  • With Leah Chyten

  • November 3 – 4, 2012

  • Program Description:

    Spiritual traditions have for centuries grappled with the nature of the body and our relationship to the body. And each of us relates to the body in different, but often overlapping ways. We can view the body as a concept, an object, a source of pleasure or pain, an obstacle to realization, life’s expression of itself, or a complete mystery.

    The Diamond Approach takes no single perspective on the nature of the body, but, rather, invites us to inquire into our own personal experience and understanding. Through the practices of inquiry and meditation, this workshop is an opportunity to experientially engage your own relationship to your body through the teachings of the Diamond Approach.

    Based on the teachings of A.H. Almaas, the Diamond Approach is a modern spiritual approach that involves open inquiry into one’s experience, using traditional meditation and other methods along with psychological exploration.

    The retreat is open to all and can serve as an introduction to the Diamond Approach. Practitioners from all spiritual paths will be welcomed encouraged to conduct further exploration of this perspective.

    About the Teacher:

    Leah Chyten is an ordained teacher of the Ridhwan school, teaching groups and working with individuals throughout New England, including Boston and New York City, as well as Toronto.

    Retreat Schedule:

    Saturday, November 3:
    Check-in begins at 11 a.m., followed by lunch and an afternoon meeting. Following dinner, an evening meeting will be held.

    Sunday, November 4:
    Breakfast will be served prior to a morning meeting, and the retreat will conclude after a farewell lunch.

    Retreat Costs:

    Pricing is all-inclusive, and covers program tuition, accommodations, and all meals during the retreat.

    Single room: $315 per person
    Please inquire about availability of single rooms

    Double room: $250 per person

    Commuter: $215 per person

    Payment in full must accompany registration in order to reserve a space in the program.

    Scholarships:

    Some scholarship assistance will be available for this retreat. Click here for more information.

    For more information, and to register:

    o Contact Michael Levien, 860-322-5770, extension 157, or
    Michael@GuestHouseCenter.org.