Pop-up Urban Retreat
with Urban Retreat Lab
Who’s got time to go on retreat these days? Hopefully you. But maybe it’s also possible to distil the retreat experience into a few hours, without even leaving the city? This is our new mission, pop-up intensive retreats in the midst of the city. Just to make that mission a bit more audacious we’ll find unique locations for each pop-up, so that we infect the city with our good vibes.
Pop-up Urban Retreat 16th December -
The Library of the Human Heart
Our last pop-up retreat was on the Tunnelbana, Stockholms underground, overground, metro system.
This time we’ll have an indoor venue.
The theme is ‘The Library of the Human Heart’. Everything that happens is stored somewhere, at least for a while, sometimes for a lifetime. We are a library, our body an archive. The books don’t always reveal their secrets.
In the Buddhist teachings this archive of past acts, words and thoughts is called ‘The Alaya’, the storehouse, the depth from which the present moment of experience emerges.
We’ll meet for coffee in the Espresso House, Rådmansgatan metro, library exit 10am.
Ulrika and I will give you the password to a set of audio recordings which will be the basis of our retreat. For the next hour we’ll be in silence together each listening to the quiet instructions in our ear, a series of led meditations, reflections and questions.
No one will know that we are meditating, it’s happening in public but in ‘secret’, we won’t be sitting cross legged or waving our malas around. We are simply turning our mind towards the dharma.
You’ll need a smart phone, with a full battery and headphones.
Suitable for anyone with some experience of meditation.
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Ulrika and I love money, or we love what money enables us to do. But what we love more is cool dharma arts stuff happening and involving as many people as possible. Feel free to give some money if you want to, but just giving us your presence is priceless!