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MEDITATING WITH THE REDWOODS – A Daylong Retreat in Nature
July 31, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm$5050 – $5080.
Teacher: Carla Brennan, Guiding Teacher, Bloom of the Present Insight Meditation
Registration required: Contact Carol at: [email protected]
Fee: There is a suggested sliding scale donation of $50 – $80. More or less is gratefully accepted. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Non-monetary donations also accepted.
The Buddha repeatedly instructed his followers to go to the forest to meditate. On July 31, we will do just that. Come practice among old trees and new growth, allowing the stillness of the forest to deepen our meditation. When we are receptive, the natural world can teach us directly about awareness, embodiment, interconnectedness, compassion and can reveal to us our own True Nature. In addition, spending frequent quiet time in the forest has been shown to offer many physical and emotional benefits: better sleep, lower blood pressure, reduced stress, improved mood, and boosted immune system.
We will meet outdoors in a lovely natural amphitheater surrounded by redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Ben Lomond, CA. The day will be mostly in silence, practicing both sitting and moving mindfulness meditations. For both experienced and beginning meditators.
Join us for meditation “without walls!”