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Embodying Love & Liberation: Taking Refuge in Silence and Stillness (Retreat)


  • Menla 375 Pantherkill Road Phoenicia, NY, 12464 United States (map)

with JoAnna Hardy

 Registration link coming soon!

As changemakers (artists, activists, educators, healers, caregivers, parents, or anyone who seeks love & liberation for all beings without exception), we can sometimes neglect our own care in service of the collective. Except we can’t, because all change starts from within. Or, as bell hooks said: If you’re f’ed up and you lead the revolution, you’re going to have an f’ed up revolution. We must first embody freedom in ourselves.

In this 4–night silent Insight Meditation retreat, we will explore the Buddha’s teachings of 

Wisdom and Compassion as pathways for love & liberation. The retreat will offer a nurturing container for practice and will include daily instructions, talks and meditation (sitting, walking, standing and lying down). The schedule is designed to allow you to delve deeply into the silence and stillness. As you care for your inner freedom, you can better serve the collective freedom. 

We are committed to making this retreat accessible to different needs and abilities to the best of our capacities.

Teacher compensation is not included in the price of the retreat. There will be an opportunity to offer dana/support for the teachers at the end. Please note that Menla has generously reduced their fees for this retreat and it may still be unaffordable to some. If you are able to pay more to help offset costs for others, please consider making that contribution as a practice of generosity.