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Robert Beatty & Tori Lopez

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The path of awakening requires that we become aware of layer after layer of our conditioning. We are conditioned by genetics, gender, family of origin, socioeconomic status, health, exposure to media, the ideologies of our time, ethnic identity, and race. When left in the shadows of unconsciousness these powerful influences lead us to act robotically and with prejudice rather than with wakefulness, compassion and wisdom.

Stewardship Circle Retreat

March 5, 2016 - A Day of Meditation and Opening The Heart with Robert Beatty and Kate Staples

Life is Difficult!
As you have no doubt discovered, the journey of awakening brings one into contact with previously denied or unknown discomforts. We awaken to the vicissitudes of life: birth/death, pleasure/pain, gain/loss, fame/disrepute, sickness/health, and more.

QiGong Retreat with Jim Dalton

As our practice deepens, we often discover the arising of difficult states of consciousness. Self discovery is not always good news. Come explore the Five Hindrances and practice a few strategies for working with them.

Join us on Saturday, February 6, from 10am until 2pm.

We will stay grounded in the body using gentle QiGong routines throughout the day as we deepen our practice.

Bring a snack to share with friends.

Special New Year's QiGong Workshop

Begin the year with a pause to reflect, a pause to sit, a pause to move mindfully. Join us from 10 am until 4 pm, exploring the Four Immeasurables, the Four Divine Abodes. Reflect on the presence of Loving Kindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy and Equanimity in your life, and how you might develop a deeper, more intimate relationship with these four immeasurable states of awareness.

Friday January 1st, 10:00am until 4:00pm

Please bring a treat to share during the tea break.

Embrace Life

Dharma Brothers Retreat - Frank Leder and Robert Beatty - Friday evening December 18 and Saturday December 19 (two separate events).

Join Robert and Frank as they guide the community in experiments in mindfulness which will include sitting and movement meditation, poetry, dyadic practice, dance and more. You will go home with an enhanced capacity to be alive, mindful and engaged with your life.