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The Padakun Centre is the single research centre for the exploration and promotion of contemplative walking. Based on the work of Innen Ray Parchelo, Padakun strives to gain and share understanding for the benefits of walking as a contemplative experience and practice.

Monday, 17 November 2014



This weekend we will be holding our first ever meditation retreat. Unlike the workshops we offer, this is the first actual meditation retreat. We will use the time to bring our best efforts and energies to refine those practices we have relied on to cultivate our lives. For the most part we will alternate between sitting and walking. I will include at least one talk at some point.
This kind of retreat, reminiscent of what we experienced in the Zen environment as a sesshin, allows us to make intimate contact with our shin or heart-mind, through the undistracted engagement with ourselves. The emphasis in this kind of retreat is this direct and simple time where we sit or walk alone with our own body-minds, free of distraction or structure. The traditional images of mirrors and candles are quite apt for this time.
This retreat will run from 1.00 - 4.00pm on Saturday November 22. There is still room if you have the time to spend with us. Participants may attend for the 1.00-2.30 block or the whole event. Cost is $10.00. Contact Ray to register.

This week also marks our first film in the  Get Reel series. We begin with Departures, a heart-felt Japanese film. The lights go down at 6.00

Also to remember is the November KAPPS walk on Sunday 23rd. Visit the KAPPS site for details. http://www.padakun.com/this-months-kapps-walk/

Yours , on purpose,                           
Mindful Living in Renfrew County ....What’s got your attention?


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