August 2018

18Aug10:00 AM4:30 PMFinding Refuge, Finding HomeA Day in Nature10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Susie Harrington No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Location: Community Meditation Center/Outside on Spirit Rock land
Sliding Scale:
$75 – 200. Please bring your lunch. Code HN1D18.

Have you ever seen flowing water?… Have you ever seen still water?… Have you ever seen still, flowing water? It’s almost as if it were still, and yet it’s flowing. So I call it “still, flowing water.” Wisdom can arise here. ~ Ajahn Chah

In the storms of our lives, we need the nourishment and support of refuge: a place to replenish our tired bodies and troubled hearts. When the Buddha taught meditation, his first instruction was to go sit under a tree.

We will practice together in the age-old tradition of being outside in the company of the natural world. We will explore tapping into the natural stillness and dynamism that surrounds, reconnects, and inspires us. As we integrate stillness and movement, we will explore how to be engaged as active participants in the outside world, while maintaining inner balance and ease in our hearts and minds.

Important Note: Please bring what is needed to be outside for the day including water, sunscreen, a hat, and light shawl or cloth. It is helpful to also bring a blanket or yoga mat that will allow you to lie down as well as a sitting cushion or portable chair or floor chair to be comfortable while sitting.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.

General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can’t attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.


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