All posts filed under: 2019

Winter Renewal Silent Weekend Retreat – President’s Day Weekend, 2019

Register Every season has its unique gifts. As a season for deep rest and renewal, winter provides us a unique opportunity to step away from our active life and come into deep introspection and regenerate. To help you come into a deeper rhythm with the natural world, Lin Gordon and Lee Steppacher will weave nature-based meditation practices throughout this silent weekend retreat. We will spend extended time outdoors and participate in guided meditation and mindful walks to open our sense of awareness, and sinking deeply into our connection to the world around us. Participants will learn to develop a receptive presence and contemplative relationship with nature, opening the possibility to experience beautiful states of joy, peace, wonder, love and connection with oneself, each other and the larger web of life. Specific practices will be chosen based on weather, location and the group, but will include foundational mindfulness, movement and wisdom practices that are particularly aligned with being in nature. The weekend will be held primarily in silence, allowing you to cultivate the capacity to be …

Workshop: Block.Build.Be. 2019

People of Color Practicing Earth Wisdom Organized by Buddhist Peace Fellowship Date: May 9–12, 2019 Location:  The Watershed Center, Millerton NY Registration: Applications due January 25th, 2019.  Register at Block.Build.Be. 2019. Focus: Earth Wisdom and Eco Justice Attendance: 100% BIPOC: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Cost: Fully sliding scale from $0–$3,500, no one turned away for lack of funds. For full details, please find more info on Block.Build.Be. 2019. Below is a brief summary from the Block.Build.Be.2019 website: What kind of gathering is Block Build Be? While BBB gatherings do draw from multiple lineages of Buddhism, please note that this is not a silent meditation retreat or intensive Buddhist study. Rather, it’s a chance to practice #MakingRefuge together, in the words of BBB alum Ed Ng. Sometimes this is quiet, and sometimes it is loud! Always, it centers relationships. Think: 70% workshops 30% shared dharma practice 100% getting to know amaaaazing people. We are a multi-lineage crew and welcome folks from many traditions — Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana, all their branches, and non-Buddhists — all working for climate justice. Some of us were raised with Buddhism, some have …