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6 Senses Retreat

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To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

~ Buddha

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The 6 Senses Retreat is a personal development retreat and spiritual retreat where we use mindfulness meditation to engage and focus the conscious mind so that we can more fully explore our unconscious modes of operating. If you’re seeking spiritual retreats, our 6 Senses Retreat is an extraordinary way to connect to Self – our true Self – and access Unity Conciousness. They are awe-inspiring experiences that many have called life changing.

Similar to a yoga retreat or a health retreat the 6 Senses Retreat offers a powerful experience which invites you to question what you believed to be true unconsciously. Unlike other retreats, we also consciously explore the stories we tell ourselves in group coaching morning and night, remaining in silence the rest of the time.

It is difficult for us to discover the unique attributes of our self, which allows us to recognise our place and really ‘see’ those around us and be with them comfortably for 3 main reasons:

1. Busyness

We live in such a busy world – with the constant call away from Self and others and towards tasks, results, pressures, demands and technology. We’re so busy doing, we forget about being.

2. Fear of Failure

We live in a paradigm of Right and Wrong – Success and Failure – Positive vs Negative a constant judgment of everything. This creates constant critical noise in our minds. We worry about how others might be perceiving us – what catastrophe will befall us if we fail. We are surrounded in an energy of fear – fear of failure or rejection.

3. Self Doubt

We have been taught incorrectly to rely solely upon logic – our conscious processing only. It leads us to seek information ‘out there’ – to trust what the expert says – to think, think, think our way through problems. We are constantly being told how we should think and be and live. We are not encouraged to go inside and check what it is we know at a deep intuitive level. This is not only a mistake, it’s a trap. Our conscious intellect is just the tip of the iceberg. All this undermines our ability to know our self, to trust our self and creates self-doubt, leading to even more internal cognitive chatter.

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    This is the best money I’ve ever spent in my entire life! It truly was a game changer for me… Even though it is the same world, it’s not the same at all because I see everything differently.

    - Marcin Paszkowski

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    Based on solid research on the brain helping people’s capacity to grow and develop in the direction their soul is calling for.

    - Ina Willman

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    I’ve realised that I am stronger than I thought and that it’s never too late to change your way of thinking.

    - Katherine Wicks

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    You have changed my life. It keeps getting better every day!

    - Marcin Paszkowski

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    I could never have expected that in such a short space of time I would see so much change in myself.

    - Laura Downie

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    No longer theoretical knowledge, it is practical and I use it every day.

    - Claire Marshall

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How are we meant to truly meet our self or another with all this going on? How can we quiet our minds and return to operating in the world in the way we are designed, as sensory beings? And what happens if we don’t? While we are busy doing, getting and having –‘achieving’, our precious life speeds by and we have missed the most important things… to BE me – to LIVE life – to CONNECT with others.

We are sensory beings. Our brain is designed (or has evolved) to process sensory input from our eyes, ears, body, nose and mouth – our five senses. But there is something more – a sixth sense it has been called. This is a sense that we don’t have conscious access to, but none the less we experience it. That gut feeling about someone or something that we can’t rationally or logically explain, but it is there, isn’t it?

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If we really want to be living, we have to and can return to using all of our senses through mindfulness, awareness and centering activities and practicing these regularly to become masterful.

The 6 Senses Retreat simply offers a structured environment, teachings and activities that allow you to get in touch with yourself and others without the dependency on language as the vehicle. Rather than focusing on our own perspective, we are encouraged to connect through noticing the acts of others and by being present in observing through ALL our senses.

Staying open and connected is not as complicated as we often make it. It’s about doing the simple things that nourish and strengthen our mind and body, having practices that support us in returning our awareness to what is really present and learning to respond, rather than react without thinking. Simple, yet profound.

This is NOT like a Vipassana or anything else you've experienced

The rules for Vipassana are: No contact with others, no talking, no touching, no gestures, no eye contact. No tobacco, drugs, or alcohol. No yoga or physical exercise, no movement that may be disturbing to other meditators. No music, reading or writing. No jewellery or skimpy clothing. No rosary beads, crystals, charms or religious objects. No contact with the outside world. No leaving for ten days. No playing or fun.  And whilst it can certainly be a beautiful and awakening experience in many ways, it is VERY DIFFERENT to what we are offering.

The nature of this silence is simply a putting aside spoken language, both externally and internally. Not the absence, rather an enriching, of communication, interacting and connecting.

It is the opportunity to meet Self, but it’s also about meeting others. As we be fully in Self, AS WE connect with others who are also doing that, something very special emerges.

By being silent and being with Self, interrupting the perpetual loop of thought, you are learning how to continually and consistently bring yourself back to the experience of right here and now, without distortions of judgment, criticism or fear.

Again, this is unlike many silent retreats where you are over there connecting with your authentic self and I’m over here and we’re not aware of, nor connecting with each other.

Rather, just as you connect and then become more deeply aware of and/or in tune with the trees and birds and air and stars we can join in doing this with each other too. We have the aim to be joining in connecting, cleanly – without all that has been ‘put upon us’ since birth.

There will be encouragements to explore or experiment with doing things a certain way, for sound scientific reasons, although these won’t always be explained, BUT there are NO RULES. You will be free to do your own thing, in your own way between the sunrise and sunset activities, always keeping in mind the purpose of what we are jointly creating: a loving, respectful, clean and safe place to journey home to Self for all involved.

The 6 Senses Retreat is open to you if…
– you have an established practice of releasing thoughts and stories
– you know how to practice mindful observance
– you have some experience of being in connection with intrinsic brilliance/deeper/wiser/higher Source
– you appreciate the practice of Self-Compassion
– you enjoy experimenting and exploring
– you are willing to hold a clean, open space for others

If this is not yet you, you may wish to consider participating in the Inner Realm Immersion, our preparatory retreat where we teach the the most powerful principles, tools, techniques of mindful Brain Training. 

6 Senses Retreat is open to those who have learnt these things and want a space to rejuvenate, practice, and develop mastery.

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‘Finding yourself’ is not really how it works. You aren’t a ten-dollar bill in last winter’s coat pocket. You are also not lost. Your true self is right there buried under cultural conditioning, other people’s opinions, and inaccurate conclusions you drew as a kid that became your beliefs about who you are. ‘Finding yourself’ is actually returning to yourself. An unlearning, an excavation, a remembering who you were before the world got its hands on you.

~ Emily McDowell

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What's the difference between the 6 Senses Retreat & the Inner Realm Immersion Sanctuary?

Just as it's unreasonable to expect yourself to easily lift 100 kg if you're not accustomed to regular weight training, so too it is not possible to practice a skill that we have never developed.

Being comfortable in our own skin, sitting with self in stillness, communicating with others in silence - all of these are strengths that emerge when we cultivate peace of mind.

This is what enables us to access the deep wisdom within our inner being.

How can we develop this skill though when absorbed in the tides of life as we know it? It certainly is more challenging, isn't it?

Think back to when you learned to drive a car... Did you learn on a freeway? No. You learned in quiet streets or parking lots, developing competency in one component at a time and then layering them all together as you achieved mastery. This is the approach we take with teaching the tools to true self knowing.

The Inner Realm Immersion Sanctuary (IRIS) creates a space away from the hustle bustle of daily living and the judgement of society at large for you to learn the skills you need to know to deep dive into your inner being.

These include:
- understanding the nature of the mind
- learning how to rewire conditioned ways of reacting so you can respond in the way you choose to
- discovering the connection between thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and habits
- experiencing certain biochemistry become activated during heightened emotional experiences and learning how to respond most effectively
- exploring the way we can see through our own stories into our spirit/soul
- seeing through illusions and limitations that had previously created stuck states

This is a space for you to learn the tools and techniques to release all the layers of dirt and mud (metaphorically speaking) that you've caked upon your gorgeous being through thinking - the connections the mind makes that quite often turn into beliefs and misguided/limited ones at that.

Whilst not a silent retreat, we do use silence as a tool for transformation and self discovery.
Whilst not a personal development retreat, we do teach tools to school the mind.
Whilst not a yoga and meditation retreat, we do practice yoga and meditation to cultivate quietness inside.

The IRIS retreat is a unique blend that others have called "indescribable, "profound," "potent," and "incredible." And it is a preparatory retreat for our "life-changing" 6 Senses experience.

The Inner Realm Immersion Sanctuary is open to:
- those who willing to learn this kind of connecting,
- those who are willing to experiment and explore and to join in energy with…
- those whom already have a sense of what it is like to be mindful and connected with an inner/higher/deeper source of intelligence,
- those who know the wisdom of and aim to be gently with themselves and others,
- those who are willing to hold a clean, open space for others.

Upcoming Retreats



Held at Bali Lush Eco Resort in Indonesia

Investment
Free Facilitation – our gift to you. You are welcome to make any gratitude-based gift to us as you are able. We ask only that you contribute to the actual costs for us to hold this space which includes accommodation, food, workshop materials, preparation, insurances and taxes.


$1,950 per person.


This is the actual cost for us to hold this space for you.


Includes:
3 nights twin share accommodation at in the Blue Mountains
Self-awareness program facilitation
Meditation training
Mindfulness practices and activities
Meals – 3 delicious, wholesome, mostly organic, with a wide variety of delicious vegetarian options meals daily
Yoga & qi gong sessions daily
Meditation sessions daily and
Delights for the senses

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Next 6 Senses Retreat:
5-10 November 2020
Held at Bali Lush Eco Resort in Indonesia

Held at Bali Lush Eco Resort in Indonesia

 

Investment
Free Facilitation – our gift to you. You are welcome to make any gratitude-based gift to us as you are able. We ask only that you contribute to the actual costs for us to hold this space which includes accommodation, food, workshop materials, preparation, insurances and taxes.

 

This is somewhere between A$2850 – based on a group of 6 participants – or as little as A$1650 per person – based on a group of 12 participants.

 

This is the actual cost for us to hold this space for you.

 

Includes:
5 nights shared accommodation at Bali Lush Eco Resort
Self-awareness program facilitation
Meditation training
Mindfulness practices and activities
Meals – 3 delicious, wholesome, mostly organic, with a wide variety of delicious vegetarian options meals daily
Yoga & qi gong sessions daily
Meditation sessions daily and
Delights for the senses

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