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Savoring the Moment with MindfulnessDate: March 16, 2018—March 18, 2018Time: 12:00 am—11:59 pm
Location: Kripalu Center For Yoga & Health, 57 Interlaken Rd, Stockbridge, MA 01262, USADescription:
Savor the Moment with Mindfulness
with Barry Boyce, Mirabai Bush, Sebene Selassie, Malaika Tabors
In this lively, interactive, and fun weekend, four mindfulness practitioners and teachers with decades of experience share a dozen techniques to help you savor each moment of the life you’re living right now—with all its ups and downs and challenges. Join us to:
*Discover how mindful you already are
*Explore situations and triggers that propel you out of the present
*Bring more mindful movement into your life
*Take time to love yourself and others
*Laugh more often
Belonging, Connection & Nature: Coming Home TogetherDate: June 9, 2018—June 14, 2018Time: 12:00 am—11:59 pm
Location: Vallecitos Mountain Ranch, Forest Rd 91B, Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575, USADescription:
Belonging, Connection, and Nature: Coming Home Together
with Dara Williams, Erin Treat, Sebene Selassie, Solwazi Johnson
This retreat emerged from the relationship between its teachers as a result of many years of being together in dharma practice, teaching, and spiritual friendship. And this retreat invites the participants into relationship — with themselves, each other, the land, and all beings everywhere without exception — awakening from the delusion of separation. Through practice and inquiry we will explore belonging, connection and nature to reveal what supports us in coming home to our hearts, coming home to interdependence. Grounded in foundational Dharma teachings, we will offer traditional sitting and walking instruction as well as daily opportunities to practice in wild nature together. This is a silent retreat but we will also engage in inquiry and sharing through structured, guided relational practice as part of the context of the retreat.
Meditation Fusion: Five Teachers, Five StylesDate: June 29, 2018—July 1, 2018Time: 12:00 am—11:59 pm
Location: Kripalu Yoga and Wellness Center, 14029 US-11, Adams Center, NY 13606, USADescription:
With Steven Leonard, Carlos Perez, Coby Kozlowski, Andrew Heusser
Meditation is a vast tradition with many definitions, intentions, and techniques. Find the meditation style that works for you by exploring techniques with teachers from five different traditions. The key to establishing a regular practice is to discover the approach that truly aligns with your personality, experiences, and interests.
Experiment with meditation guided by five diverse experts who each specialize in a specific style:
- Freestyle meditation with Steven Leonard
- Insight Meditation with Sebenie Selassie
- Crystal bowl sound meditation with Carlos A. Perez
- Ecstatic Dance Meditation with Coby Kozlowski
- The neuroscience of meditation with Andrew Heusser.
Experience how your meditation practice can be as unique and dynamic as your life.
Buddha’s Teachings and Issues of Cultural Spiritual BypassingDate: July 11, 2018—July 15, 2018Time: 12:00 am—11:59 pm
Location: Barre Center For Buddhist Studies, 149 Lockwood Rd, Barre, MA 01005, USADescription:
Sebene Selassie & Brian Lesage
“Premature transcendence” or spiritual bypassing has been described by John Welwood as unskillfully using a spiritual practice to avoid addressing psychological wounds and unresolved personal issues. This is usually discussed only on the personal level, yet a spiritual practice can be used to avoid or “bypass” unresolved cultural issues as well — what we are calling cultural spiritual bypassing. This course will examine and find ways to address this common dynamic of bypassing unresolved cultural issues including racism, social injustice, and "identity politics." We’ll do this through gaining a deeper understanding of what it means to be a cultural being among other cultural beings which will include how cultural spiritual bypassing manifests both collectively and individually; especially within spiritual communities. This exploration will be situated in the context of how the Buddha of early Buddhism addressed cultural forms of oppression and in teachings on view, intention, ethics, and the five aggregates. We will come together in a multicultural community to create some understanding of how to expand our individual and collective compassion, community, and freedom. There will also be time for affinity groups where people of color and white people can explore and investigate their experiences of these issues in safety.
IMCW Fall RetreatDate: October 5, 2018—October 12, 2018Time: 12:00 am—11:59 pm
Location: Pearlstone Conference & Retreat Center, 5425 Mt Gilead Rd, Reisterstown, MD 21136, USADescription:
IMCW Fall Retreat
with Jonathan Faust, Ruth King, Pat Coffey, Sebene Selassie
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