Presence and the Open Heart
A Vipassana Retreat
October 24-30, 2016
Oakwood Retreat Center, Selma IN
Info. and Registration end of April 2016
(this retreat replaces the week long Emrich retreat in June)
Ongoing Meditation Practice Instruction
April 16, May 14
1 session | Saturday
Sunday | April 17, May 15, June 12
begins at 2:00 pm
Darshan with Barbara Brodsky and The Mother
All are Welcome!
No registration needed
Sunday Group Meditation
Weekly | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Bi-Weekly | 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Next Session: April 20
Deep Spring Center Thought for the day from Aaron: The relative plane is constantly expressing out of the ultimate plane. When you see the trees with their leaves, when you see the flowers, when you see the face of your beloved, all you’re seeing is God in its own special, unique, individuated form. It is not either the tree or God, it’s both, so that this face of the divine, this essence of the divine, shines through everything.
NEW ADDRESS (at Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth):
704 Airport Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(Airport Blvd. off State St. across from Costco gas station, building in back with green awning)
Mailing address: Box 3520, Ann Arbor, MI 48106
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An Introduction to Deep Spring Center
Deep Spring Center’s primary focus is to speak to the question of how we may live with more wisdom and compassion, with lovingkindness and non-harm to all beings. Our work falls into two categories, meditation and spiritual inquiry.
In “spiritual inquiry,” questions related to our deepest purposes here on earth are explored. Who are we? Are we merely body and mind or is there a deeper, universal essence to our being? Why are we incarnate, and to what use may we put this incarnate experience? Life offers us some painful experiences. How can we relate to these as “teacher” rather than opponent and respond with increasing wisdom, compassion and love?
Fundamental to our spiritual inquiry is the practice of meditation. While the core of the meditation practices we teach derive from Buddhist traditions, no ritual is included and no special religious beliefs are necessary to their practice.
Deep Spring Center is, at heart, a community of individuals who are asking questions about how we can live with more clarity and love. Deep Spring Center, the organization, is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We offer residential meditation retreats, meditation classes and a meditation sitting group, and conduct workshops on a variety of topics in our home community. We also publish a newsletter and spiritual manuscripts and maintain this web site.
Founder and Guiding Teacher
Barbara Brodsky is the founder and Guiding Teacher. She is joined by other Deep Spring Center teachers and outside teachers who are brought in to lead retreats.
All Deep Spring Center teachers offer their time on a dana basis, joyfully sharing the teachings. Your free-will offerings to the teachers are welcomed.
With your support, we can continue to offer a range of programs and activities at Deep Spring Center.
Mission and Goals
to offer non-denominational spiritual teachings on non-duality;
to teach and support the deepening of awareness of non-duality and related topics through the practice of meditation;
to sponsor discussion groups, classes, retreats and workshops designed to provide support for spiritual growth and to further the teachings;
to publish and distribute materials concerning these teachings;
to foster a community of individuals interested in and practicing these teachings; and,
to expand and re-define our specific teachings, always with spiritual focus, in the directions the teachings themselves lead.