Bearing Witness

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Contemplation practice ultimately takes us off the pillow, out of our temples, and into the world When you register for the whole series, you will be sent a recording of the first event and lessons to catch up on. However, each is a standalone event and the previous ones are not necessary for the current. This is the fourth of …

Mindfulness meditation retreat

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Martine Batchelor Meditation Retreat Mindfulness The art of mindfulness and the mindfulness of art / January 8-10th We will enjoy immersion in silence, seated meditation, Dharma talks based on classic Zen art, indoor and outdoor meditation in the Plum Village tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Also mindful eating, singing, poetry, art making, artful journaling, and burning bowl ceremony. ...

Visioning Conference

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An ONLINE, interactive teleconference to share our vision and shape the future of Heartwood Mountain Refuge   So far, we discussed: -What your ideal retreat center or live in community would offer -what would make a retreat center more accessible to not only our larger community but for POC, youth, and the LGBTQIA communities -How we can implement accessibility needs …

Achieving Results On And Off The Pillow

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Understanding how temperament and habitual tendencies thwart our intentions for good, we will practice step-by-step, individualized meditation and "off the pillow" prescriptions and antidotes with five results. It will open the heart, clear the mind, release emotional pain in the body,  increase resolve and awaken confidence. Such clarity and inner contentment naturally deepens our meditation experience and fosters transformation. This ...