Wilderness Meditation Retreat for Earth Activists (Tassajara)
Date(s) - May 17, 2020 - May 23, 2020
Tassajara Zen Mountain Center
Event Sponsor and Host
with Joan Amaral, Tim Ream, & Katharine Dion
From the organizer:
For committed environmental activists with an interest in developing or deepening a meditation practice to address the overwhelm or burnout related to their work.
The six-day intensive retreat, which is by donation to make it accessible, is designed to help activists develop and deepen a meditation practice in an unrivaled wilderness setting. The retreat schedule will include twice daily meditation, Zen work practice, plus sessions that focus on deep connection with the land; group dialogue on stress and how we work with it; introspection on grief and despair held by today’s Earth activists; the overarching themes of connection and separation in our work; and how to take practice home and into the workplace. There will be additional opportunities for hiking, swimming, and relaxing. Accommodations for the retreat will be shared.
Tassajara Zen Mountain Center is the oldest Soto Zen Buddhist monastery in the U.S. This meditation retreat center is nestled deep in the mountains of Big Sur’s Ventana Wilderness. There are world-class hot springs in a traditional Japanese bathhouse; trails into the steep mountains rich in wildflowers, birds, and other wildlife; and as cell phones do not work there and there is no Internet access, there is a unique opportunity to unplug and slow down that is hard to match anywhere in the U.S.
This event is hosted by Katherine Dion.
For more information, see the event website here.