June 2021

29Jun(Jun 29)3:00 PM03Jul(Jul 3)11:00 AMWe Are Sacred Beings: Turning Loving Awareness Inward as We Care for Community -- ONLINEA Retreat for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)(June 29) 3:00 PM - (July 3) 11:00 AM Online Teacher(s): Amana Brembry Johnson; Margarita Loinaz, MD; Nakawe Cuebas Berrios; Yong Oh; Lissa Edmond, APN-C (movement); Ramona Lisa Ortiz-Smith (assistant) No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Tuesday to Saturday, June 29 – July 3, 2021 (5 days). A daily schedule will be posted closer to the retreat.
Sliding Scale: $125 – $1500, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s). Code 274R21.

Please Note: This retreat is offered online only. We invite you to try this creative form of practice as we take care of one another and respond skillfully to COVID-19.


Description:
Our current world culture is wading through a time of unprecedented uncertainty, fear, and threat of violence and death. We must nourish the sacredness of our being and replenishment the strength of our heart if we are to fully face this suffering with wisdom and compassion.

Dharma practice offers us a way to develop a deep and abiding freedom, beyond external conditions and changing circumstances. During this silent home retreat, we will practice forms of sitting and walking meditation that invite us to follow pathways that settle the mind/heart.

The retreat will offer Dharma talks, group meetings with teachers, and mindful movement practices. These activities will be geared toward turning our loving attention to the internal wisdom needed to connect more deeply to the root needs of our own hearts, families, and beloved communities. This retreat is appropriate for both beginning and advanced practitioners.

Participants are asked to attend the full duration of the retreat.

“To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything, is to succumb to violence”.
Thomas Merton

All BIPOC folks are welcome! No one will be turned away for lack of funds as space allows. For more information, please email Registration@spiritrock.org.

Teacher(s)

  • Amana Brembry Johnson

    Amana Brembry Johnson

    Amana Brembry Johnson teaches meditation and compassionate movement at community and retreat centers internationally. She is currently a participant in the Spirit Rock Retreat Teacher Training Program. Her home base of practice is the East Bay Meditation Center located in Oakland, California. Rooted in the ethics of social justice, she offers guidance designed to embrace a diverse range of access to practice, and has developed a form of contemplative movement that interweaves the wisdom of Dharma with yoga, Qigong, and other embodiment practices. An accomplished visual artist, Amana creates imagery that exposes emotional and spiritual barriers of the heart as gateways into kindness, compassion, and self love.

  • Lissa Edmond, APN-C

    Lissa Edmond, APN-C

    View Lissa's profile.

  • Margarita Loinaz, MD

    Margarita Loinaz, MD

    View Margarita's profile

  • Nakawe Cuebas Berrios, CNM

    Nakawe Cuebas Berrios, CNM

    View Nakawe's profile.

  • Yong Oh

    Yong Oh

    View Yong's upcoming programs or profile.

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