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Recollective Awareness+Mindfulness Meditation Retreat with Noah Levine and Jason Siff


  • Joshua Tree Retreat Center 59700 Twentynine Palms Highway Joshua Tree, CA, 92252 United States (map)
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Jason Siff developed his Recollective Awareness technique over a 40 year period of practice, study and teaching. He has written two definitive books, “Unlearning Meditation: What to Do When the Instructions Get in the Way,” and “Thoughts Are Not the Enemy: An Innovative Approach to Meditation,” both published by Shambhala Publications.

Jason Siff on his practice, “Recollective Awareness Meditation and Mindfulness Meditation are similar in some areas, different in others. These practices can oppose each other or fit together like two pieces in a jigsaw puzzle…”,

“There is no reason why mindfulness meditators can’t recollect their meditation sittings and make the occasional detailed journal entry afterward. Just as there is no reason why someone who practices recollective awareness can’t also become more aware of walking, eating, breathing, body sensations, and all the other areas of attention taught by mindfulness teachers. Why wouldn’t any of us want to develop a broader awareness of our experience?”

“Both recollective awareness and mindfulness are attempting to develop the same thing: getting closer to what we are really experiencing in the present moment. Awareness is in the service of wisdom, of non-delusion, and is not just being developed in order to be in the present moment, but awake and wise in the present moment.”

Noah Levine on mindfulness, “I came to it in tremendous suffering, looking for freedom. And I’ve found that. And it is not freedom from pain. It is freedom from identification. Freedom from the dissatisfaction that is inherent in trying to control the uncontrollable – the mind, the body, the world. Meditation has, in my experience, led to an incredible sense that everything is unfolding in its own way. And I can have total intention without expectation on the outcome for my happiness. I can have full acceptance of what is happening in the present moment, with the intention to go somewhere else.”

MORE RETREAT INFORMATION

Mindfulness+Recollective Awareness Nine Day Silent Meditation Retreat. Noah Levine and Jason Siff combine their talents for this unique silent retreat experience. At Joshua Tree Retreat Center. January 7th through the 15th, 2020.


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RECOLLECTIVE AWARENESS+MINDFULNESS RETREAT - CAMPING

To register for camping option place a $250 deposit. Total cost for your camping registration is $725.00. To donate on the sliding scale above the $725.00 amount please choose the last option on the camping menu. Thank you for your generosity. All donations are used to bring sangha members on retreat. Rebel Saints Meditation Society is a 501c3 tax exempt organization. Your donations are fully tax deductible.

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RECOLLECTIVE AWARENESS+MINDFULNESS RETREAT - SHARED LODGING

To register for shared lodging place a $250 deposit to hold your spot. Shared Lodging Registration for this retreat is available with a sliding scale donation ranging from $925.00-$1025.00. To donate on the sliding scale above the $925.00 amount please choose the last option on the shared lodging menu. Thank you for your generosity. All donations made on the sliding scale are used to bring sangha members on retreat and are fully tax deductible.

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RECOLLECTIVE AWARENESS+MINDFULNESS RETREAT - DOUBLE LODGING

To register for double lodging place a $250 deposit. Double Lodging Registration for this retreat is available with a sliding scale donation ranging from $1025.00-$1025.00. To donate on the sliding scale above the $925.00 amount please choose the last option on the shared lodging menu. Thank you for your generosity. All donations made on the sliding scale are used to bring sangha members on retreat and are fully tax deductible.

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RECOLLECTIVE AWARENESS+MINDFULNESS RETREAT - PRIVATE LODGING

To register for double lodging place a $250 deposit. Double Lodging Registration for this retreat is available with a sliding scale donation ranging from $1125.00-$1225.00. To donate on the sliding scale above the $925.00 amount please choose the last option on the shared lodging menu. Thank you for your generosity. All donations made on the sliding scale are used to bring sangha members on retreat and are fully tax deductible.

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