July 2018

29Jul10:00 AM4:30 PMOpen Heart, Steady MindHow to Practice When Life Gets Hard10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Kate Munding

Event Details

Cost: Sliding Scale $75 – 200. Code MG1D18.

How do we keep practicing when we feel like we are sinking into the muck? Loneliness, anxiety, grief, overwhelm, and anger can really knock us off our cushion, making us feel as if our practice isn’t working or isn’t strong enough to stay present when difficulty arises.

This day retreat will focus on working with the difficult, through guided instruction, silent and walking meditation, Q&A, and discussion. We’ll explore how to stay steady with what pains us or stresses us out, and how to recapture a sense of our inner strength and wisdom, both to endure and to heal.

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

General Information

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