MEDITATING WITH THE REDWOODS 2017
Saturday, September 9
Sunday, Oct. 15
Meditating with the Redwoods: Natural Liberation
Daylong Retreat Outdoors
Saturday, September 9
9:30 – 3:30 PM
Ben Lomond, CA
Teachers: Carla Brennan and Nina Wise
EMAIL REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Email Betsy Blessing at: email@example.com. Please put “Meditating with Redwoods Sept. 9” in subject line.
CARPOOLING IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Parking is limited. Please carpool and reduce your impact on environment. Here is a link to sign to either offer or ask for a ride. http://www.groupcarpool.com/t/tg6s79
NINA WISE, authorized to teach by Jack Kornfield, teaches Buddhist practice at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and other spiritual centers worldwide. The founder of Motion Theater®, an original form of autobiographical improvisation, Nina offers performances and trainings in this unique form of authentic self-expression. She is author of A Big New Free Happy Unusual Life: Self Expression and Spiritual Practice for Those Who Have Time for Neither. ninawise.com, motiontheater.org
The Buddha repeatedly instructed his followers to go to the forest to meditate. 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 a 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.
This retreat is offered on a donation basis. No fee is charged. We have a suggested sliding scale donation $70-175. More or less is gratefully accepted. Lack of funds should not be a deterrent to attending. Non-monetary donations are also accepted. Donations are tax-deductible.