With Ayya Ananadabodhi, Ayya Santacitta, and Ayya Santussika
May 5, 2024
— May 10, 2024
Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Center
As we find ourselves moving into an increasing ecological crisis and witnessing its impact on the planet and our lives, the Buddha’s teaching becomes ever more relevant and essential. During this retreat, teachings will be on this theme with an emphasis on bringing the path to the whole of our experience.
This day will be given over to experiencing both our deep gratitude for Earth, in her magnificent fullness and vulnerability, as well as our immense grief and anger, for the losses, ecological ruination and a culture of domination that denies and degrades our inter-connectedness and ecological unity with all of life on the planet.
With Mary Burns, Nicola Redfern and Nobantu Mpotulo
May 7, 2024
— May 15, 2024
Insight Dialogue Community
The fires of the world have been very hot. There is injustice, climate crisis, and the degradation of dignity and truth. How do we find refuge in the Dhamma while remaining fully in relationship with the world and its pain? What are our sources of joy, inspiration, and resilience at this point?
Join Kritee (Kanko), Imtiaz Rangwala and Bianca Acosta for this retreat designed for empowering anyone who cares about the healing and belonging in these wild times of polycrisis (climate, genocidal wars, xenophobia, pollution, rise of fascism and mental health crisis).
This hybrid retreat with Lama Liz Monson and Staci Haines will explore how personal and collective somatic practices and meditation allow us to come into alignment with our deepest aspirations and values. As a result, we learn to embody ways of being and acting that support not only our individual healing and growth, but also the transformative potential of our collective action in the world.
The “Gathering Dharma” Sunday series is about compassion, connection and collective action. It is a time to explore social and environmental engagement and to affirm our vows in a time of great challenge on our earth.
With Blake Hestir, Sarah Sampson, "Choke" and Alex Julie
May 20, 2024
— May 25, 2024
Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center
The Ecology of Self can help participants consider their unique gifts, backgrounds, and life situations to envision actionable steps towards promoting a more socially and ecologically harmonious world.
We will explore themes around climate anxiety, the harm of individual and collective narcissism, connecting to the awakened consciousness of the earth as well as the sky, and developing renewed visions for climate change organizing and activism based on the recognition that all systems of violence intersect with climate change work. We will be relying on Lama Rod’s newest book, The New Saints, along with ancient Buddhist based practices.
Join Mark Coleman and explore how nature evokes not only profound insight but also opens the heart to a profound love for the earth and all species. This love is the fuel for and inspired action in these ecologically challenging times.
This retreat is a chance for us to offer our solidarity and care to people who have been significantly let down by humanity. We all have much to learn about what it is like to have to leave all of your life behind you; your home, your country, your family and friends... We also have much to learn about what it is like to be seen as an unwanted element in your new country.