Grounded in the profound contemplation of basic goodness from the Shambhala tradition and the gentle stability provided by sitting meditation, over the course of this retreat we will engage with each other around our own experiences of exclusion/inclusion, privilege, and difference. Using exercises specifically designed to keep us in our bodies and dialogue to keep us connected with each other, we will explore our stories, assumptions, and biases associated with who we are and who we are perceived to be. You will come away from this weekend with a deeper understanding and appreciation of how each of us is different and that that difference is our strength.
Previous experience with meditation is strongly encouraged.
Registration takes place from 2 - 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. All programs usually end at 12:30 pm on the program's departure date, followed by lunch. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.