September 2021

27Sep01OctNo Part Left Out -- ONLINEA Meditation Retreat for Self-Identified Womxn(September 27) 12:00 AM - (October 1) 12:00 AM Online Teacher(s): Pamela Weiss; Amana Brembry Johnson; Carol Cano; Kate Johnson No prerequisiteOpens soon

Event Details

Dates: Monday to Friday, September 27-October 1, 2021 (5 days). A daily schedule will be posted closer to the retreat.
Sliding Scale: $225-$1500, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s). Code 296R21.

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.


All who self-identify as womxn are welcome!

Description:
This silent meditation retreat will offer myths, stories, and archetypes of Buddhist womxn, past and present, as inspiration to illuminate and embrace all aspects of our wisdom, compassion, and desire for freedom. We will weave diverse expressions of feminine energies and the innate ways womxn know and understand into the fabric of the retreat, community, and practice.

We will explore feminine and transfeminine archetypes including: Prajñāpāramitā, the mother of all Buddhas; Kālī, the divine protector; and Quan Yin and Avalokiteśvara, the one who hears the cries of the world. We will journey through the stories of womxn who surrounded the historical Buddha, and follow the feminine lineage of the Dharma through present-day Buddhist nuns, teachers, and practitioners across the cultural spectrum.

Our time together will include silent sitting and walking, meditation instruction, daily embodied movement, Dharma talks, meetings with teachers, and creative expression.

All 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.

  • Carol Cano

    Carol Cano

    View Carol's upcoming programs or profile.

  • Kate Johnson

    Kate Johnson

    View Kate's upcoming programs or profile.

  • Pamela Weiss

    Pamela Weiss

    View Pam's upcoming programs or profile.

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