September, 2017

22Sep - 24Sep 225:00 PMSep 24Mindful Economics: Making Life Meaningful in Times of Uncertaintywith Susmita Barua, MS, MA & Joel Magnuson, PhD Facilitator: Joel Magnuson, PhD & Susmita Barua (Dharmacharya Navasajiva), MS, MA


Event Description

We all know economic change is coming. But, if you feel helpless, anxious or fearful of what change might look like, this retreat is for you! Please join us for an inspiring and empowering weekend of meditation, discussion, reflection and co-visioning of how to solve human suffering and overcome our man-made problems by grounding in the dynamic Buddhist approach to right livelihood and genuine well-being.

We will develop effective personal strategies, consider grassroots solutions that are more responsive to the needs of people and communities, and be introduced to sound ecological and economic models that stand outside of the current system of greed. Become a part of the Mindful Economics Revolution. A sustainable future is on everybody’s mind and it is a treat to have facilitators who can guide us in a conversational, reflective and action-oriented perspective of this complex issue that affects us all.

About the Facilitators:
Joel Magnuson, PhD, is an independent economist and writer based in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of Mindful Economics: How the US Economy Works, Why it Matters, and How It Could Be Different (2008), The Approaching Great Transformation: Toward a Livable Post-Carbon Economy (2013), and, From Greed to Wellbeing: A Buddhist Approach to Resolving Our Economic and Financial Crises (2016), as well numerous articles in journals and anthologies in the United States, Europe, and Japan.
Susmita Barua (Dharmacharya Navasajiva), MS, MA, is a mindfulness-based Professional Life Coach and Engaged Dharma Teacher. She comes from a minority Buddhist family in Kolkata, India and sees Buddha Dharma as an inquiry into Universal Truth based on personal experiential realization of the Four Noble Truths. As a former Socio-Economic Planner for the city of
Lexington, KY and advocate for economics of peace and system change, she writes and gives workshops on Dharma Economics, Deep Conscious Capitalism, Global Citizens Manifesto, Breaking Free and Debt Capitalism in diverse local, national and international forums.

The price includes overnight accommodations. Single rooms are on a first come, first serve basis. Single rooms and double rooms are priced the same.

Retreat Registration

Dana, the practice of generosity, is not included.

Price $170.00

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Joel Magnuson, PhD & Susmita Barua (Dharmacharya Navasajiva), MS, MA


22 (Friday) 5:00 PM - 24 (Sunday) 11:00 AM


Heartwood Refuge Retreat Center

159 Osceola Dr Hendersonville, NC 28739

Heartwood Refuge
159 Osceola Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28739

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