How to heal yourself and move on after the end of a close relationship. Whether you’ve recently experienced an emotional upset, break up, divorce, or you have been carrying the pain of old wounds for a long time, EX to Next will help you rediscover joy and return to wholeness
At the core of our Human existence are relationships. They challenge us, they teach us – they help us grow. However sometimes they leave us damaged and hurt.
What we bring to a relationship and what we get out of it is largely influenced by our own circumstances. Our fast paced, high pressured environment impacts our ability to find love in relationships and takes a toll on them. Even when our search for love – ends in one relationship; we take the same burden and carry on to the next.
The story repeats itself- and we find ourselves hurt and in emotional pain. The pain takes on many forms like feeling of grief and loss, overwhelming stress and anxiety, depression, heart break and regret. This translates in anger, frustration inability to trust and worry about our future.
We do our best to cope with the situation- with the tools that we have learnt in the past. We keep going on and taking part in life – without actually moving on from the inside or releasing the pain.
Our education has not provided us with tools to heal ourselves. We try and hold it together, but our limiting beliefs cannot guide us through this difficult path. The pain on the inside manifest on the outside through obesity, chronic depression, chronic fatigue and many other emotional and physical disorders.
We close ourselves even more and question our own ability to love or be loved again. Our relationships and our view of the world changes and becomes narrow and conservative- so as to protect ourselves.
We need something more- we need to find a connection with our inner self. There are questions brewing inside- we are looking for answers. Why did this happen to me? What is the cause for this? Am I really to be blamed? How can I truly get over this feeling?
In this retreat we will enquire what is your relationship with another, however intimate or not, is it that you are hurt and wounded psychologically, and therefore, you bring about frustration, aggression and sometimes violence?
By understanding the law of karma you will learn how to forgive and forget, heal the wound and – most importantly – fill the newly opened space in your heart with strength, true fulfilment and love.
Rediscover the original love that you felt for yourself and others.
This 5 day retreat begin at 1 pm on the day 1 and end at 2 pm on day 5. The days in between begin with a wake up bell at 5:30 am and the last session of the day ends around 9 pm. With teachings and meditation sessions through out the day, there are breaks for 3 meals with Yogasana and Pranayama sessions and one hour discussion.
|DAY 1 – CHECK-IN|
|2:15 – 3:15pm||Welcome and Introduction Talk|
|3:30 – 4:30pm||Teaching Session 1|
|4:45 – 5:45pm||Teaching Session 2|
|6pm – 7:00pm||Teaching Session 3|
|7:00 – 8:00pm 8:15 – 9:00pm||Dinner
|5:30am6:30 – 7:30 am||Wake upTeaching Session 1|
|8:30 – 9:30||Teaching Session 2|
|9:30 – 9:45am||Break|
|9:45 – 10:45am||Teaching Session 3|
|11:00- 12:00pm||Teaching Session 4|
|12 pm2:00 – 3:00pm||LunchTeaching Session 5|
|3:00 – 3:30pm||Tea Break|
|3:30 – 4:30pm||Teaching Session 6|
|4:45 – 5:15pm||Break|
|5:15 – 6:00pm||Guided Meditation|
|7:30 – 8:15pm||Guided Meditation|
|LAST DAY – CHECKOUT|
|6:45 – 7:30am||Guided Meditation|
|9:00 – 9:45am||What comes next? Talk|
|10:00 am||Advice for further study/practiceand Feedback session|
|12:00 – 1:00pm||Picnic Lunch|
|1:00 – 3:00pm||Check-out|
(Please note: all phenomena are impermanent – the exact schedule may vary slightly from course to course)
Preparing for the Retreat
In order to keep the atmosphere conducive to inner reflection and spiritual pursuit and to minimise distractions during the retreat, students on our residential retreats are asked to abide by our basic code of discipline listed below.
- Silence is kept throughout the retreat, however during teaching sessions questions are welcomed and there will be a one hour discussion group on most days.
- We may experience a lot of ups and downs during the retreat. Therefore, please be gentle in your behaviour and sensitive to fellow retreat participants and staff.
- We have to keep an open mind. Many of the ideas presented may be new and different from one’s own beliefs, and we should be prepared to analyse and contemplate not only the teachings, but also our own beliefs.
- We have to adjust to the schedule: all participants must attend all sessions of the retreat, come to sessions on time and not leave during the retreat.
Guidelines for Behaviour
- Do not point your feet towards the teachers, the altar or any holy object.
- Do not put prayer books, texts, or notebooks with on the floor, or sit or step over them.
- No idle chit-chat in the lecture hall.
- Respect all life: do not intentionally kill any living being, even small insects.
- Respect others’ property: do not steal or take anything not freely given.
- Be honest and straightforward: do not lie or intentionally deceive others. This is easy when observing silence!
- Be celibate: no sexual activity. This also includes no holding hands, hugging, massages and other physical displays of affection.
- Be alert and mindful: avoid intoxicants such as alcohol, drugs and cigarettes (we encourage you to stop smoking while here).
- Be considerate of others’ silence: keep silence in the appropriate areas and at all times during residential retreats, especially in the lecture hall and the residential complex. No singing or playing music and in general, maintain a quiet demeanor while on the property.
- Dress respectfully (please no shorts above the knee, tank-top shirts or tight and revealing clothing)
What to Bring:
- A photocopy of your passport and current Indian visa for check-in (non-Indian citizens only).
- Personal toiletries, towel, torch/flashlight, watch/clock (you cannot use your mobile phone for this, or as an alarm), refillable water bottle.
Certificate of participation will be given