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Brian Lesage Presents
Embodying Simplicity: In Our Meditation Practice And In Our Lives
A 2-day Insight Meditation Retreat
A condition of complete simplicity
(Costing not less than everything)
And all shall be well and
All Manner of things shall be well
- T.S. Eliot Little Gidding
February 5 and 6
Saturday and Sunday Online
Saturday - 9am to 4pm
Sunday - 9am to 3:30pm
The Buddha's teachings on simplicity provide an essential component for living a life of contentment and freedom. In this retreat we will gather together and explore the many facets of this teaching through the practice of continuous mindfulness meditation in silence throughout the day—in sitting and walking meditation. The retreat will be held mostly in silence. There will be optional discussion times to discuss the experiential meditative approaches that will be offered throughout the retreat. This retreat is designed for both beginners and experienced practitioners.
COST: No Cost Retreat - Donations to the teacher are gratefully accepted. Participants will have the opportunity to offer dana (donations) to the teacher at retreat’s end. The teacher will receive no other financial compensation.
Space is limited, so please register early. Be sure to select a ticket quantity at the top of the registration page. You will receive a confirmation email when your registration is completed.
The Zoom link and special instructions will be sent to you two days before the retreat. Register here.
Because the retreat is nearly full PLEASE let us know if you have registered but will be unable to attend!
New Class With Denise Ackert
A Year Long Course: Connecting with Freedom
In this year-long online course, we will deepen our practice on the path of liberation, and deepen our resolve for liberation for all beings. The course includes a twice monthly LIVE online class (1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7-8:30am), small group practices, weekly readings and reflections, and individual sessions.
Course dates March 1,2022 - February 21, 2023*
Orientation Meeting January 25th!
*you will see an INCORRECT end date of 12/31/22 in the "system", please disregard, it is a system glitch in Constant Contact.
I know some of you have been waiting for the course to open, and already know that you want to register. In this case, you can go ahead and register for the whole course below. If you are still curious and figuring whether it is a good fit for you, please join the informational meeting above.
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Solstice and New Year's Eve Celebrations
Thanks to everyone who joined us on Winter Solstice and New Year's Eve. Jody Bol initiated and led a lovely solstice gathering at Sands Lake with ritual shared at each cardinal compass point.
And New Year's eve was a light hearted hour of music, poetry, good news, letting go of the old and setting intentions for the new. Special thanks to Eunice Colette and Cindy and Phil Sasso for the live music.