Exploring the Path of Devotion
with Tony Tavares
March 27 - 31
As the profound Eastern wisdom teachings came to the West, our Western minds have gravitated to the “hard” practices, yet these profound traditions also have “soft” practices, the way of devotion, the way of the heart. In this 4 day retreat participants will continue to explore the teachings and practices of devotion within the context of The Lotus Sutra and the path of Bhatki Yoga.
Thirst for Freedom: Awareness through Body, Speech and Mind
with Resident Teachers Mala Sikka and Terry Hagan
April 5 - 7
Every moment is an opportunity for clear, present awareness but pulled by our likes and dislikes we are often distracted into emotional reactions. These reactions become the patterns which inhibit our ability to remain aware and compassionate. Our thirst for freedom from these reactive patterns is the driving force of awakening and can be accessed through meditative awareness. Meditation can help us to remain in joyful calm responsiveness.
Come and join us for a weekend of practice and contemplation as we explore meditative awareness through the three gates of body, speech and mind.
Open Mind Retreat
with Jack Connelly
April 12 - 18
The purpose of meditation is to free our hearts and minds from confusion and suffering so that we may experience our essential nature which is peaceful, radiant and joyful.The Open Mind Retreat will provide the time, space and opportunity to work towards the realization of that state through the cultivation of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, as taught by the Buddha.