Samadhi

Pointing Out Way Level 1 in Costa Rica with John Churchill

August 11 ~ August 18, ‘18
1st Night Start: 7:30 PM, Last Day: Breakfast and shuttle to airport

Cost:

$1,200

Additional Information:

Accommodations: jose@bluespiritcostarica.com

Sat. Morning 8/18: breakfast & departure to airport

To Register:

Pre-Paid Registration is Required

Click Here to Register Online or call 617-243-0034

Cancellation Policy:

A credit will be given to students for any future POW Level 1 retreat.

7-Day Meditation Retreat~The Pointing Out Style of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Meditation with John Churchill

THIS RETREAT IS BEING HELD AT BLUE SPIRIT IN COSTA RICA/SAMADHI HANDLES REGISTRATION FOR RETREAT ONLY

About Pointing Out Way:

The pointing out style is an ancient way of teaching meditation that is firmly grounded in the teacher-student relationship. In the early essence traditions of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, like the Great Seal (phyags chen; Mahamudra) and the Great Perfection (dzogs chen) meditation traditions, students were literally sung into awakening by their teachers using pithy poem-songs called dohas. The Tibetan word, ngo sprod pa means “to point out” or “to introduce.” The student describes meditation experience in sufficient detail while the teacher carefully monitors the student’s meditation progress. The teacher offers of detailed explanation of the typical meditation experiences, way to practice, and common problems that arise at each stage of meditation practice. When the student has developed the practice so as to make the mind ‘fit’ the teacher points out the real nature of the mind and the protected practices that enable the student to awaken to the mind’s real nature.

Pointing out refers to a style of teaching meditation that is very much relationally-based. The retreats are intensive. You will get a complete, detailed set of instructions for every stage of meditation practice in the retreat, hopefully in a form that is easy to implement. All the meditations are guided, and students are followed carefully. Therefore, retreat enrollment numbers are limited. Retreats are not silent as live instructions are given during the meditations to keep you on track; the emphasis is on maintaining the realizations off the meditation pillow more than on it.

*PLEASE NOTE: THIS RETREAT IS BEING HELD AT BLUE SPIRIT IN COSTA RICA.  SAMADHI WILL HANDLE REGISTRATION OF THE RETREAT ONLY.  FOR ACCOMMODATIONS PLEASE CONTACT BLUE SPIRIT DIRECTLY AND PLEASE SEE LETTER & LINKS BELOW!

A Note From Blue Spirit, Costa Rica

Dear Students,

Thank you for your interest in John Churchill's Meditation Program, August 11th - 18th 2018, at Blue Spirit in Nosara, Costa Rica.

Once you have signed up and paid the tuition for the program with John's organization, Samadhi in the US, please contact Blue Spirit's team for the next steps.

First, have a look at the below information on Blue Spirit's accommodation types and rates, and then contact Jose at jose@bluespiritcostarica.com for availability, payment options, and cancellation policies.

Please view also Blue Spirit's information and recommendation on traveling to Costa Rica, as well as the shuttle transfer options between the airport in Costa Rica and Blue Spirit
http://www.bluespiritcostarica.com/travel 

Once you know your flight information, proceed to reserve your shuttle transfer to and from Blue Spirit via our online shuttle reservations page
http://www.bluespiritcostarica.com/shuttle-reservations

For information on Blue Spirit and FAQ’s: http://www.bluespiritcostarica.com/faqs

Thank you!

Jose

Rooms & Rates at Blue Spirit:

Superior Ocean View w/AC
These beautiful double rooms have step-out balconies and extraordinary ocean views. These rooms are elegantly furnished to provide our most luxurious space for couples or singles. Each room has a king-size bed, a private bathroom with solar hot water and air-conditioning.
Rate per week per person with all meals included:
Single occupancy $2,200 – Double occupancy $1,575 per person

Ocean View w/AC
These double rooms have step-out balconies and beautiful ocean views. The rooms are tastefully furnished and provide the perfect space for 2 people. Each room has a king-size bed or two twins, with a private bathroom with solar hot water and air-conditioning.
Rate per week per person with all meals included:
Single occupancy $1,875 – Double occupancy $1,375 per person

Mountain View w/AC
These double rooms have step-out balconies and beautiful Mountain Views. The rooms are tastefully furnished and provide the perfect space for 2 people. Each room has a king-size bed or two twins with a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning.
Rate per week per person with all meals included:
Single occupancy $1,775 – Double occupancy $1,275 per person

Pacifico Cottages With A/C
The Pacifico Cottages are tucked away amidst the lush tropical gardens and close enough to the sandy Pacific Beach so that the sound of the Ocean will rock you into sleep.  These beautiful and rustic new rooms feature a private porch with a hammock, one queen-size bed, an outdoor shower, air conditioning, and a safe big enough to fit a 17" laptop. From the main building the Cottages are a short walk down the hill towards the beach. Picture available soon.
Rate per week per person with all meals included:
Single occupancy $1,775 – Double occupancy $1,275 per person

Nature Suite w/AC
The suites are very cozy and situated on a hillside overlooking the lush vegetation. They are natural wood frame structures and have private bathrooms with an outdoor shower overlooking the jungle. Each suite sleeps two people,   includes a separate enclosed porch with a desk, and  has solar hot water as well as air conditioning. The suites are a short walk up the hill to the main building.
Rate per week per person with all meals included:
Single occupancy $1,675 – Double occupancy $1,200 per person

Hermitage Room w/AC
These rooms are specifically designed for singles and provide privacy and elegance, while being cozy and inexpensive. Many of these rooms have partial views of the ocean and others of the mountains nearby, a queen-sized bed, a private bathroom with solar hot water and a natural ventilation system. There are also a few rooms available with twin beds for two people.
Rate per week per person with all meals included:
Single occupancy $1,370 – Double occupancy $1,125 per person

Eco-Cottage
The cottages are beautifully situated in lush vegetation, allowing for a sensual being-in-touch experience with nature. They are simple and natural wood frame structures with screening for natural ventilation. Each cottage sleeps two people and a private bathroom. The Eco-Cottages are situated below the main building and involve a short hike up a stone stairway to get to the main
building.
Rate per week per person with all meals included:
Single occupancy $1,100 – Double occupancy $800 per person

Platform Tent
Each tent has a queen-sized air mattress and is placed on a platform under a wooden roof for protection against the sun and rain. The tents are surrounded by nature and close to a shared bathhouse. All linen, pillow, and towels are provided to guests.
Rate per week with all meals included:
Single occupancy $750

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