Online Retreat: Starting the New Year well: cultivating calm, clarity and compassion in the midst of it all!
with Jill Shepherd and Graham Wheeler
January 8 - 13, 2021
As we begin the New Year, this five-day retreat offers an opportunity to strengthen our inner resources so that we can meet life’s ever-changing challenges and rewards with more balance and ease. In service of strengthening that resilience of heart and mind, the retreat instructions will be grounded in mindfulness meditation, with particular emphasis on the four brahmavihara practices of kindness, compassion appreciative joy and equanimity. Due to the fluidity of the Covid-19 situation, this retreat will now be held online and is designed to be integrated into your everyday life circumstances. Each day, there will be three teaching sessions…
with Patrick Kearney
February 5 - 19, 2021
This online retreat will be conducted through Zoom. The daily schedule will include: an early morning posture and flexibility workshop to help develop mindfulness immersed in body (kayagata sati); a practice workshop which will progressively introduce different aspects of mindfulness meditation (satipatthana); group sittings; individual interviews; and an evening dharma talk. Each day will begin at 7:00 a.m. for the posture and flexibility session and end at 8:30 p.m. after the evening dharma talk. Our online retreat will be held in the midst of our daily duties and distractions that a residential retreat avoids. This is a disadvantage, as we…