December 2021

18Dec(Dec 18)10:00 AM19(Dec 19)5:00 PMWinter Solstice WeekendSeeing Clearly, Opening the Heart10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (19) Online Teacher(s): Donald Rothberg, PhD; Sylvia Boorstein, PhD OnlineNo prerequisiteOpens soon

Event Details

Dates: Saturday to Sunday, December 18-19, 2021
Times: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. US Pacific Time
Sliding Scale: $75-$600. Our sliding scale options for this program include financial support for our teachers. Code DR3M21.

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.

At this time of the Winter Solstice, of maximum darkness, we will take stock of our lives and strengthen our orientation toward wisdom and compassion in all parts of our lives. We will remind ourselves of impermanence and the fragility of everything, of our tendencies at times to reactivity rather than responsiveness, and of our interdependence. Seeing clearly how things are and our vulnerability to confusion, how could we be other than kind? Developing our kindness, through seeing when we are not kind, is the great work of the purification of the heart. As we go back to the fundamentals of the wise heart, our insight and commitments can deepen, and we may also arrive at new understandings and directions that can guide us in this next cycle of our lives.

In this two-day retreat, we will support this process with sitting and walking meditation, short talks, and discussion.

All are welcome! No one will be turned away for lack of funds as space allows. For more information, please email


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