Find here Chris Phillips' personally designed workshops or retreats. Also programs representing Unified Mindfulness or Contemplative Outreach International.
Sunlight of the Heart programs take both ancient and modern angles on vipassana style meditation and contemplative prayer.
Vipassana is characterized by a systematic approach, precise but flexible attention and an orientation to sense experience in the present moment. Programs are skill-driven and practical.
Contemplative prayer is characterized by deepening a relationship with God, the Great Mystery, in the present moment, beyond our images and ideas.
Unified Mindfulness is a modern scientific approach to mindfulness developed by teacher, Shinzen Young. UM offers a complete method anchored in 3 sense modes -- body experience, seeing, and hearing. UM bears fruit in formal stillness and in daily life action. The system teaches a variety of techniques, plus a way of thinking about / discussing all the contemplative practices of the world with clear precision. No matter what your meditation background you can find a creative niche in Unified Mindfulness.
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