What happens at a meeting?
The meetings are a guided space into presence, silence, self-inquiry, and truth. The meetings often begin with a short introductory talk followed by a guided meditation into our true nature. There is then time and space to explore any questions that you may have, to share your experience, or to simply be together in presence. Meetings end with a period of silence.
The main purpose of these meetings is to bring the ancient wisdom teachings from the east and present them in an ordinary, down to earth way so that those who feel drawn to the path of meditation and self-inquiry can have easy access and ongoing support to discover their true nature.
Although each meeting is spontaneous depending on who is there, topics that often arise are surrender, self-realisation, meditation, self-inquiry, inner child & trauma healing, high sensitivity, conscious relationships, embracing our humanness, presence, redemptive love and life after awakening.
Everybody is welcome and no prior experience is needed. Meetings take place both in-person and online.
What happens at a retreat?
Retreats with Paul offer the possibility to spend an extended period of time together within a supportive and committed group environment to focus exclusively on meditation, self-inquiry, silence and inner contemplation.
Retreats vary in length from a weekend to a week. The daily schedule includes satsangs (meetings in truth), silent sittings, guided meditations, group sharing, dialogues, deep rest, movement practices, music and meditative walks in nature. Some retreats are residential and fully catered others are non-residential. In between the meetings we are together in silence.
Retreats are a direct invitation to authentic self-discovery. They are for those who have a deep calling to realise their own true nature and discover the peace, joy, and silence that is beyond the conditioned mind. They are an opportunity to rest and deepen into Being consciousness. They are for sincere seekers of truth.
'My only wish when holding meetings and retreats is to be empty enough, still enough and present enough to be able to truly hear you. And in truly hearing you may we together discover the silent presence within which is the true source of all refuge, knowledge, and wisdom. Then there is no teacher, no student, and no teaching. Nothing remains other than which is naturally arising in this moment, and the unchanging Presence which effortlessly witnesses it all.'