September 28 – October 1, 2017 | Mindfulness Retreat: In the Arms of Mother Earth
Abiquiu, NM – Ghost Ranch Retreat and Education Center
We invite you to join us for this special opportunity to practice together in stunning northern New Mexico. The retreat will be facilitated and led by Monastic Dharma Teachers and Members of the Earth Holder Sangha, all students of Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh.
During this retreat, we will nourish and explore our connection with ourselves, the Earth and each other in daily sitting, walking and eating meditation. We will also receive teachings to look into the suffering and transformation of suffering in ourselves, our families as well as the world. Teachings and practice will also relate to our relationship and response to catastrophic climate change. We will come back to the present moment in order to find the strength and courage not to close our eyes before suffering.
We will bring our practice of mindfulness into the arms of the Earth as we walk, practice movements and hold ceremony. We will nurture our understanding of interbeing, which help cultivate our compassion for people, animals, plants and minerals. In sharing groups and workshops, we will learn from each other’s experience in transforming difficulties and strengthening our joy and peace, as well as learning how to live more sustainably, and how to maintain skillful activism while remaining stable.
As with all our retreats and events, we encourage participants to share rides wherever possible in order to reduce the environmental aspect of traveling. Please use the commenting system below to make connections with other participants to offer rides and insights on reducing the impact.