Meditate with Redwoods

MEDITATING WITH THE REDWOODS 2017

2017 DATES:
(August has been cancelled)
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, Nina Wise
 
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Email Betsy Blessing at: gardenblessings@gmail.com. Please put “Meditating with Redwoods” in subject line and the date of daylong.
 
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. Checks are written to “Bloom of the Present.” Donations are tax-deductible.