Programs: Talks, Retreats, Ongoing and Special Events

MONTHLY SUNDAY SANGHA MEETING: First Sunday of the Month

Next Program:
Sunday, May 5, 2024, 9:30am-10:45am PT
On Zoom

Teacher: Carla Brennan

We will start the session with a 35-minute silent meditation. After that there may be a topic or a request for questions from participants. A discussion will follow. Breakout rooms for dyads or small groups may be included. Bring your interest, care and curiosity!

ZOOM LINK:  Link will be posted within 24 hours of program

7-DAY NATURE-BASED MEDITATION RETREAT

Meditation, Embodiment and Awakening in Nature

With Carla Brennan and Peter Williams

June 24 – 30, 2024

Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center, Ward, CO

For more information or to register:

https://rmerc.org/retreat/1104/meditation-embodiment-and-awakening-in-nature/

Our exaggerated separateness from nature creates a deep ache, an emptiness and longing that is difficult to name. This retreat is a healing balm of deep immersion in the outdoors through meditation and silence. When we meditate in nature our minds become open and still and we marvel at the ordinary magic around us – the spray of colors in a field of wildflowers, a dewdrop on the tip of an aspen leaf, clouds scudding across the high peaks. Putting into practice the Buddha’s ancient teaching of meditating outdoors, trees, birds, moose and mountains become our teachers.

As a group, we will practice toward greater embodiment and presence. Free from concepts of nature and human, self and other, we become part of the miraculous flow of nature. This retreat will offer a variety of sitting and moving meditations, dharma talks, and an opportunity for personal exploration. All of these practices deepen self-awareness, reveal the mystery of our true nature, ignite profound compassion, and bring us back to our true home. There will be mindful hiking on the land. Participants need to be able to do hikes of one to three miles.