September 2021

09Sep(Sep 9)3:00 PM12(Sep 12)11:00 AMRetreat is Ceremony: Mindfulness and Indigenous Presence for Wellness and HealingOpen to All: Indigenous people from around the world and allies3:00 PM - 11:00 AM (12) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Bonnie Duran; Jeff Haozous; bruni davila; Elvina Charley (assistant) On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Thursday to Sunday, September 9-12, 2021 (3 nights). Code 290R21.
Arrival Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.

OPEN TO ALL: Indigenous people from around the world and allies.

This residential retreat will provide a conceptual framework and practice guidelines for Mindful “Indigenous Presence” meditation—a way of coming into harmony with the present moment and our world—and provides space for acceptance, and the cultivation of clarity, confidence, resilience and strength. This practice maps the fundamental wellness-optimizing characteristics of Indigenous Ceremony onto the methods and outcomes of another ancient traditional expression of sacred presence, that of mindfulness and lovingkindness meditation.

This retreat will be instructional, experiential, and interactive. Together we will explore the techniques of mindfulness/insight meditation and come to understand the strength-based and resilience optimizing characteristics of retreat as Ceremony.

Scholarship offerings: In returning to the land, we will also be returning to our pre-pandemic scholarship options and policies. All scholarship rates require a minimum fee ($50/night). While we are not able to offer “no one turned away”-type of scholarships for in-person retreats, they are still available for online offerings.

Cancellation Policy
To offer participants greater flexibility as we make our way out of the pandemic, we’re offering a more generous cancellation policy for Residential Retreats (Aug-Dec 2021) and Online Multi-day Retreats (4+ days):

  • $100 fee* when you cancel two or more days before the retreat (*fees reduced to half for scholarship participants)
  • No refunds when you cancel less than two days prior to the retreat (applies to all participants)


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