Liberation Park is undergoing a name change to Kevala Retreat, reflected in the banner above. Stay tuned for further explanations and eventually a new KevalaRetreat.org website.
Please note the additions to the Menu Bar:
Local Events are sessions with local groups, in Milwaukee, and around the state
Chicago has all events in that area, including retreats
Retreats includes anywhere in North America
These replace the old Calendars on the website and this blog.
I am currently updating the Audio Index on the website to list recordings of talks and guided meditations that have been posted on this blog.
Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to the Solar Array fund. We only need $500 more. Installation will take place as soon as the ground thaws.
Lastly, our Hermitages and Guest Rooms have spaces available for most of the Spring and into Summer. Please create contemplative space in your busy or hectic life and, if possible, make a personal retreat at Kevala (Liberation Park) soon.
In a couple of talks at last weekend’s retreat hosted by the Theosophical Society (Wheaton, IL), I offered broad scope perspectives on meditation practice. These perspectives are based on early Buddhist teachings and apply especially to meditation within a Buddhist understanding of path. They arte intended to provide useful frameworks for thinking about one’s meditation practice. They may be of use to those who meditate outside that spiritual tradition and wish to understand their practice in terms of spiritual development.
These talks touch on questions such as:
what sort of meditation am I doing?
why? what is its purpose?
what supports it to be effective on its proper terms?
what kind of meditation best serves my needs?
what do I aspire to in meditation?
Preceding the retreat, I gave a talk on “Simply Experiencing” as the Heart of Mindfulness. This was webcast and will appear on the Theosophical Society website soon.