Earth Holder Retreat: We are the Earth Walking on the Earth
Date(s) - Feb 26, 2020 - Mar 1, 2020
Deer Park Monastery
Event Sponsor and Host
Deer Park Monastery
Join Thích Nhất Hạnh’s Deer Park monastic community for their third Earth Holder Retreat.
From the organizer:
Please join us for this 5-day mindfulness retreat. The freshness and beauty of the chaparral in springtime will be the setting.
This retreat will offer opportunities to come back to ourselves during daily sitting, walking, and eating meditation, in order to touch the nourishing and healing elements in and around us. Teachings will help us recognize, embrace, and look deeply into our individual and collective suffering in times of catastrophic climate change.
We will practice and grow as a community, all of us children of the Earth. We will come together in family groups for daily working and sharing meditations. Together we can touch peace, joy, and love in the present moment as our understanding of impermanence and interbeing deepen. On this foundation we can learn from each other about how we can bring compassionate actions into our lives and our society in order to lessen and transform the suffering of living beings in the present and future.
There will be ample time to be and practice in nature during walking meditation and hiking in the mountains, as well as outdoor ceremonies. During the retreat we will simplify our lives as we share accommodations, facilities, and meals, and fast from media and electronics.
This event is hosted by Deer Park Monastery.
For more information, see the event website here.
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