Mindfulness in Education Retreat
With JoAnna Hardy and Erin Treat
July 8 - 13, 2018
Educators know that come springtime graduation, our reserves and abilities to be energized, generous, present and sincerely engaged and enjoying our day-to-day endeavors are often depleted and taxed. To do our vital work well, we need to give ourselves the time and support to reignite, recharge, and continue to develop the capacities of our hearts and minds to be caring and present with students, colleagues, parents, our families, ourselves, and our lives. To do so is to respond not only to ourselves, but to the larger suffering of our communities and world.
The rapidly growing body of research is striking and compelling: mindfulness meditation practices offer powerful antidotes to school-related stressors, and rich opportunities to grow markedly in our abilities to manage stress and to focus, engage, and relate compassionately with ourselves and with those whose lives we impact.
Please join us for this very special silent mindfulness meditation retreat for educators. Each day will include instructions for sitting and walking meditation as well as talks by the teachers. There will be time for discussion, questions and answers, and meetings with the teachers. In a spectacular wild environment, we will work with mindfulness and compassion practices to nurture presence both inside and outside of the classroom.
This is a silent mediation retreat. It is not a workshop. The last afternoon will be focused on skills used in the classroom to teach from a place of mindful presence.
JoAnna has been exploring and practicing multiple traditions since 1999. In 2005, her focus landed on Buddhism and Vipassana meditation. Helping communities and individuals that don’t typically have access to traditional dharma settings, social/racial justice, and building multicultural community are top on her list of priorities. She currently has weekly drops as a meditation trainer on the Apple Fitness Plus App and is on faculty teaching Mindfulness to undergraduates at USC (University of Southern California). She is an empowered teacher in the Spirit Rock, IMS lineage. For more information, visit www.joannahardy.org.
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Erin’s love for wild nature, her passionate commitment to serving collective liberation, and decades of working as a bodyworker are all palpable in her Dharma. Erin is Guiding Teacher at both Vallecitos and the Durango Dharma Center, and is a Core Teacher at Spirit Rock. She served as core faculty of the sixth Community Dharma Leaders (CDL) Program, and is a graduate of Thanissara and Kitissaro’s Dhammapala Training, designed to bring forth an embodied bodhisattva ideal within the lineage of Theravada Buddhism. Erin was born and raised in the prairie of Fargo, North Dakota to a family of Irish and British heritage.…
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