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Retreat Dharma Talks

Finding Refuge, Finding Home: A Retreat in Nature

In the storms of our lives we need refuge, nourishment, and support—a place to replenish our tired bodies and troubled hearts. When the Buddha offered his teachings, his first instruction was to go meditate under a tree. Throughout this retreat, we will practice together in the age-old tradition of being outside in the company of the natural world. We will explore tapping into the natural stillness and dynamism that surrounds us and teaches us. As we integrate stillness and movement, we move toward being active participants in the world while maintaining balance and ease in our hearts and minds.

This retreat is silent except for teacher-led Q&A, small groups, or other practice meetings.

MOST of this retreat will be held outside, so please make provisions for your comfort around meditating in outdoor conditions. In case inclement weather should arise, we will move indoors. The early morning sit and the Dharma talks will be indoors and on patios of the meditation hall.

2024-04-21 (7 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2024-04-22 Awareness in Nature - Exploring Mindfulness in Nature Meditation Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 48:49
Mark Coleman
This talks explores how one can practice with the four foundations of mindfulness outdoors with the support of the natural world in an embodied and effortless way and how nature illuminates Dharma teachings and wisdom.
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