Deep Stillness follows on from The Art of Stillness and provides a similar context to deepen and explore the skills of mindfulness, meditation and contemplation.
Its main emphasis is to develop a “Ground of Being” in the MB inter-ST tradition (Mindfulness Based inter-Spiritual Training).
This “Ground of Being” is rooted in the Inner-Self as an anchoring of Identity to both the Transcendent and Immanent aspects of Oneness and Humanity.
The questions asked is “Can I embody Oneness while also honouring my unique Humanness?”
And “What are the obstacles to this process?”
Deep stillness seeks to help people through their meditation practice to development and integrate this awareness.
It is not necessary to have done the Art of Stillness beforehand.
- Understand the concepts of mindfulness, meditation and contemplation
- Understand and learn how the inner journey works
- Mindfulness as a Spiritual Awareness
Mindfulness connecting to Oneness / The Mystical Journey
- The Power of Now, Anchoring our living in the Present and Presence
- Integrating our stories and histories into the present
- Looking at how we see the Sacred
- Listening / Contemplative Prayer
- Living a contemplative life, a monastery without walls
- Understand the deeper movements of shadow and soul in the inner self / Working with resistance
- Journeys into emptiness
- Review and summarise the material, learning, reflections
- ‘A New Earth’ – Eckhart Tolle
- ‘The Heart of Understanding’ – Thich Nhat Hanh
- ‘The Other Side of Silence: A Guide to Christian Meditation’ – Morton Kelsey
- ‘Light Within: The Inner Path of Meditation’ – Laurence Freeman
- ‘Full Catastrophe Living’ – Jon Kabat-Zinn
- The Big Dummies Guide to Meditation – Stephen Bodian
- ‘The Divine Indwelling Centering Prayer and Its Development’ – Thomas Keating
- ‘Monastery Without Walls’ – Bruce Davis
- ‘My Stroke of Insight’ – ill Bolte Taylor
- ‘Divine Beauty’ – John O’Donoghue
- ‘The Invitation’ – Oriah Mountain Dreamer
- ‘Journeys into Emptiness’ – Robert Jigen Gunn
- ‘Essential Jung’ – Anthony Storr
- ‘Healing through the Dark Emotions’ – Miriam Greenspan
- ‘How to see yourself as you really are’ – Dali Lama
- ‘Start where you are’ – Pema Chodron
- ‘The Ancestral Self’ – Jim Cogley