Retreats

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DAYLONG RETREAT WITH CARLA

AWARENESS OF CONDITIONING
Finding Freedom From Our Personal Groundhog Day

Daylong Retreat – Feb. 2, 2019
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Aptos, CA
with Carla Brennan

Like the Bill Murray character Phil, in the movie “Groundhog Day,” we are destined to repeat actions that undermine our well-being and freedom. That is, until we wake up to the reality of our life and learn to make wise choices. During this daylong, we will use our mindfulness to bring attention to our repeating patterns of reactivity. We will intimately and compassionately notice the repetitive nature of our conditioning, and how it can trigger difficult emotions and unhelpful impulses. We will meet these habits with openness, curiosity and care. And because “Groundhog Day” was a comedy, we will add some levity, too!

We will alternate between sitting and moving mindfulness meditation. The day will be mostly silent for participants. Instruction and short talks will be included. If weather permits, we will offer practice outdoors in the garden. For both new and experienced students.

Bring:
A bag lunch, snacks. (Tea will be provided.)
A closed container for tea or other drinks.
A cushion, if you want to sit on floor
A shawl or blanket for warmth

REGISTRATION AND DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED. There is a $20 deposit to register. Space is limited. Scholarships are available. Directions and additional information will be sent with registration.
REGISTER ON: EVENTBRITE

DONATION. Beyond the $20 deposit, you are invited to make a donation for this day of practice and teaching. There is a suggested sliding scale of $60 – $200. You may donate more or less. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Scholarships are available. Donation is tax exempt.

CANCELLATION POLICY. If you cancel on or before 1/25/19 your $20 deposit will be refunded. If you cancel on or after 1/26/19, your $20 will not be refunded.

QUESTION? Carla at brennan.carla@gmail.com

 

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OTHER RECOMMENDED RETREAT CENTERS

Cloud Mountain Retreat Center
South of Seattle, WA.
http://cloudmountain.org/index.php?page=2016-retreats

Mountain Stream Meditation Center
Centered in Nevada City, CA. Guiding Teachers, John Travis and Heather Sundberg
http://www.mtstream.org/meditation-retreats.html

Insight Meditation Society
The original insight meditation retreat center in the US in Barre, MA.
http://www.dharma.org/

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies
Retreats combining study and practice.
http://www.bcbsdharma.org/

Forest Refuge
For longer self-retreats in Barre MA.
http://www.dharma.org/meditation-retreats/forest-refuge

Vallecitos Mountain Ranch
A lovely remote retreat center in northern New Mexico
http://www.vallecitos.org/

Southern Dharma Retreat Center
A small retreat center in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, mostly insight meditation.
https://www.southerndharma.org/about.shtml

Desert Dharma – Sky Mind Retreats
Nature-based insight meditation retreats. Guiding teacher Susie Harrington.
https://desertdharma.org/index.html

Gaia House
Main retreat center in England
http://gaiahouse.co.uk/retreats/group-retreat-programme/

Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC (Tara Brach)
https://imcw.org/Calendar/categoryId/3/PageId/EventListView
https://www.tarabrach.com/calendars/

Garrison Institute
Offers a variety of programs, mostly Buddhist related. On the Hudson River in New York.
http://www.garrisoninstitute.org/retreats-a-gatherings/calendar-of-events

 RETREATS RECOMMENDED BY CARLA
DAYLONG RETREATS WITH CARLA