Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.

Kahlil Gibran

 

I’ve always been inspired by the great masters who, sitting in isolation in a cave or in silence in a monastery, could connect in meditation to events happening in the world and contribute healing from that place. Through their dedicated practice they were able to feel into the vast energy field that connects us all and contribute the stability and power of spirit.

We all have this capacity.

Next Sunday, I’m hosting a special online Silent Sunday to explore this capacity in community.

There will be 3 guided meditations, followed by a sharing Circle.

In the first meditation, we will meet ourselves openly moment to moment as we are, to orient towards the vast and generous Presence beyond the surface details that so often monopolize our attention.

In the second meditation we will give time and space to our individual relationship with the coronavirus. What is it here to teach us? What deep patterns, beliefs, emotions and energies are being excavated in order to be welcomed and seen by the gaze of compassion? You may be surprised at what this reveals. 

In the 3rd meditation, supported by the shared field that we create together, we will connect energetically to the leaders, people making decisions, health-care workers, people affected by the coronavirus, and more. My hope is that we will feel the value of this contribution through our direct experience.

If you feel called to join us, upon registration, I will send suggestions for priming your body and soul this week as we lead up to our gathering. For example, you could join us in the Virtual Meditation Cave whenever possible.

 April 5th, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm – online via zoom video conference

 

2 to 2.45 pm – welcome & guided centering
“Coming back to our Selves again and again.”

3 to 3.45 pm – gentle movement, guided & Silent meditation on our personal relationship with the coronavirus.
“How is it here to help me?”

4.00 to 4.45 pm – gentle movement, guided & Silent meditation on expanding Presence
to leaders, front-line workers, and people affected by the coronavirus.
“How can I contribute to the world in these times?”

5.00 to 6 pm – breakout groups, teaching & dialogues

 ~ All are welcome ~

Specific Intentions for April 5th

  • Share in the Silence and Stillness in the midst of the current world situation.
  • Replenish our inner resources.
  • Open to where Life is leading us in these times.
  • Welcome the patterns that are surfacing and witness the soul strengths that are blossoming,
  • Access awakened perspectives on challenges, and see our role in the healing directions.
  • Orient towards effortless care of self, others and the planet.

General intentions for Silent Sundays

  • Learn, deepen & refresh your meditation practice;
  • Take time away from your usual demands, and spend time in stillness;
  • Let go more easily into the flow of life, and deepen into trust;
  • See your patterns with increased clarity and compassion, and use them as a stepping off point for evolution;
  • Gain new perspective on challenges, both personal and global, and relax into peace;
  • Re-vitalize your body, and set the foundation for lifelong health.

We have an unprecedented opportunity to pause
in order to receive the personal and collective updates that are possible
when we keep our hearts open,
our feet on the ground,
and our beings open to the Great Mystery.


Location: Online via zoom conference
Cost: $36 + HST (with options to pay $18 or $27 – see below)
Please email me if you are unable to pay at this time but want to be with us. cmdupont@sympatico.ca

Registration: see button below

For the week leading up to Silent Sunday:

  • Please join us in the Meditation Cave from 6.30 to 7.15 am as often as possible. https://www.carolinedupont.com/virtual-meditation-cave/ 
  • Practice self-care this week to prepare your body and soul for our gathering. Suggestions will be sent along with your welcome email.

On April 5th:

  • If you’ve not used zoom before log in at least an hour prior to the start of the gathering.
  • Do some movement earlier in the day.
  • Eat a light lunch.
  • Dress comfortably.
  • Set yourself up in a quiet room in your home.
  • Use a chair, couch or the floor with props to sit for meditation. Avoid lying down during meditation please.
  • There will be 15 minute breaks between meditations for journalling, movement, resting, snacks.