October 2022

20Oct(Oct 20)10:00 AM23(Oct 23)3:30 PMHeart-centered Earth Practices: Meditation, Movement, MantraTwo Formats Available10:00 AM - 3:30 PM (23) Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Thanissara; Ayya Santacitta; Noliwe Alexander; Pawan Bareja; Mandaza Kandemwa; Nobantu Mpotulo; Jennifer Berezan CommuterOn-landOnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

Event Details

Date & Time: Thursday – Sunday, October 20-23, 2022; 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. US Pacific Time
Please Note: This program will be offered as a hybrid: on-land (“commuter” retreat; non-residential) and online.

On-land (in-person) Sliding Scale: $220-$1500. Fees DO NOT include a donation to the teacher(s). Code TH1M22.

Online Sliding Scale: $108-$1200. Fees DO NOT include a donation to the teacher(s). Code TH1Z22.

Hosted in person by Thanissara and Ayya Santacitta, including online sessions with Noliwe Alexander and Pawan Bareja, a Dream Circle with Mandaza Kandemwa and Nobantu Mpotulo, and music from Jennifer Berezan.


Taking the theme of love and compassion as a core motivation, we will explore a heart-centered approach to systemic change. Rooted in the practices of the Bodhisattva, we will connect heart-based practices in alignment with the inherent drive of nature to heal and restore itself along with our own natural capacities as Nature’s emissaries of transformation.

We will also explore our inner experience as we face interconnected social, political, economic, and environmental crises, acknowledging how we’re doing so we can more clearly clarify our deepest intention.

Grounded in Insight Meditation and Dharma reflections, this weekend gathering includes psycho-spiritual process work, devotional and ceremonial practices, embodied movement and breath practice, a dream circle, mantras, chants, and group sharing.

On-Land space is limited due to COVID protocols in place, please register here only if you can join us on the land. If you can only join us remotely online, please register for the Online version and you can participate by Zoom or watch the program later.


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