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Farm Retreat

July 2019

A Midsummer’s Night Dream Workshop

July 28 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Dharma of Your Dreams Studying our dreams opens us up to a dimension of practice that confronts our karmic obstacles, invites our inherent wisdom, and penetrates our relationship to the ephemeral nature of consciousness. The evocative imagery, from bizarre to haunting, reliably shows us where we're blocked in practice and how our own inherent wisdom arises to meet these perceived obstacles. This workshop-like retreat will give participants an opportunity to explore several dreams together, and engage  practices that help…

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August 2019

Cultivating The Way

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - August 25 @ 12:00 pm

This silent Zen retreat offers an experience of intimacy with nature, with the other than human world, and ultimately, our own Buddha nature. How does the natural world, the tame and the wild, bring forth the teachings of the dharma? What happens to our questions when we listen deeply to the birds, trees, grasses and mountains? The schedule balances naturalness with our traditional ritual forms. Experiencing the daily rhythm of the farm allows the mind to settle and fosters challenge,…

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October 2019

Retreat for Release of Harmful Karma – Sejiki Celebration

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This afternoon retreat includes meditation, teaching and individual reflection for releasing difficult karma - past regrets, broken relationships, known and unknown and harmful actions taken in the name of one's group affiliation. The process is rooted in the Buddhist tradition of Sejiki.  In the evening, we invite others in the community to join the retreat participants  for a potluck dinner and our annual Sejiki celebration (see description below) where we honor those who have died in the past year and…

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