Monthly Five Day Scientific Fasting and Meditation Retreat – Reclaim Clarity and Rebuild Self Immune System
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Meditation and Fasting have been practiced together for thousands of years in Asia. This week, we shall do the same, practicing different forms of meditation as we set out on a healthy fasting journey.
Why Meditation with Fasting? Fasting is a physical cleansing. Meditation is a cleansing of the mind. From birth, we are conditioned by society along specific guidelines, whose limited perspectives can narrow and confuse the mind. Just as shown in this picture.
Meditation, as Paul Puddicombe said in his new book “The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness”, creates mindspace, enabling us to see with clarity from a wider perspective. While striving and achieving are inherent to our nature, meditation enables us to realize that our most lasting happiness and joy is not found in the goals we set for ourselves. This realization helps us to live a life of ease, confidence and freedom in the face of life’s obstacles, heartbreaks and inevitable setbacks.
Between meals morning and afternoon, we will practice the Standing Post Meditation. One of the most potent of all meditations, Standing Post not only calms our mind, it tones our muscles from head to toe, opens our chest, and strengthens our kidneys. With respect to just muscle toning alone, 15 minutes of Standing Post Meditation is the equivalent of one hour of Aerobic exercise.
Other meditations will include:
The Union of Three Hearts. Practiced sitting on mats on the floor, this key Sheng Zhen meditation, grounded in earth energy and accessing heart energy, enables us to connect to universal healing energy. In addition, as with all mat-sitting meditations, it keeps our spine and neck straight and stretches our pelvic floor, increasing both flexibility to our hips and blood circulation to our reproductive system.
Chair Meditation. A combination of Vipassana (mindfulness) meditation and Sheng Zhen healing meditation. Sheng Zhen healing meditation is very age-friendly, with simple, graceful movements that activate healing energy throughout the body. Vipassana meditation is designed to allow the mind to escape its habitually chaotic, mindless, flow by training it to be fully present to each arising moment, beginning with the ever- arising movement of the breath throughout the otherwise stilled body. The practice has been compared to taming a wild elephant by tying it to a post. At first the elephant constantly fights against its restriction, but gradually it comes to accept it, so that even if the rope is untied from the post the elephant does not wander off. So too, as mindfulness develops, you do not feel yourself to be controlling the mind, so much as settling into a relaxed, but alert, awareness, called “bare awareness,” whether such bare awareness remains fully with the breath or on the thoughts or feelings that inevitably still arise. Done as a daily practice, Vipassana eases our worries and anxieties. Our heart becomes settled as our mind, habitually attuned to each arising moment, gains a liberating clarity.
Nine Turns Lying Down Meditation. This meditation came to Master Li Junfeng in a dream in which he felt himself being instructed by Lao Tzu. It is especially effective for dealing with insomnia. The meditation begins by tracing the energy coursing through our acupoint channels. The rush of this fast-moving energy reflects the rush and chaos of the mind. By simply witnessing the movement of energy through the channels, the movement slows down and the mind becomes quiet. Many find they then drift into a very deep sleep. Some have reported experiencing lucid dreaming, which can also be a potent tool for self-healing.
Apply new discoveries in the science of happiness by exploring seven science-based habits of well-being: relationships, caring, flow, wellness, positive mindset, spiritual engagement and meaning, and strengths and virtues. In particular, we explore the intimate relationship between physical and psychological well-being, with a focus on the impact of exercise, circadian rhythms, and nutrition, including the exciting new discovery of psychobiotics. Learn about the remarkable parallels between the new science and ancient wisdom on well-being in a setting that encourages self-exploration and critical inquiry. Participants will walk away with concrete tools to cultivate one or more of these happiness habits and explore how to use these habits in personal life, professions, and communities.
Mark Setton, D.Phil., is the co-founder and CEO of Pursuit of Happiness. He has studied and published works on East Asian philosophy and well-being for the past 30 years. He earned his B.A. and M.A. at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, and his doctorate at Oxford University. He has taught at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, the University of California at Berkeley, Oxford University, and presently, the University of Bridgeport. Mark and his team design and teach educational programs on the science and implementation of well-being for secondary schools, universities, and corporations such as Google, Mediamax, the China Accelerator, Dartmouth College, etc. He is especially interested in recent scientific discoveries on well-being, as well as the remarkable resonance between modern science and ancient wisdom.
Yingxing wang, a student of science born and grew up during the cultural revolution in China, founded Eastover Estate and Eco-Village about a decade ago, a place very much needed for self healing and bring healing to others.
Studied with many masters of qigong and different healing modalities, holds certificate for Sheng Zhen Meditation.
Also A licensed Chinese acupresure hypnosis.
Year long positive psychology study certificate w Tal Ben Shaha
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Tuition of $60/day on register page.
Commuters will have a commuter fee of $55/day.
Accommodation not included in the tuition fee.
Sundays – Fridays
Meals are regular time.
Our menus are based on group preferences and budget. We offer delicious, balanced vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals which typically include raw salads and hot vegetable dishes. Upon request, we will gladly prepare unseasoned blanched or steamed dishes for lunch and dinner. We easily accommodate gluten/dairy free needs, and many of our seasonings and oils are provided on the side for guests to season meals to taste. Several rooms have refrigerators, so guests are welcome to bring food that suit their needs if they have issues we cannot accommodate. Please note that we are unable to reduce meal costs due to food allergies.
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The full balance is collected 7 days prior to arrival.
Other than the deposit, no fees are incurred if cancelled up to 7 days after reservation date.
50% of the total cost is retained if cancelled less than 4 days prior to event.
The $50 deposit given at registration is non-refundable.