Touching the Earth Within Us: An Embodied Meditation Retreat in Nature
With Erin Treat and Rebecca Bradshaw
August 31 - September 5, 2018
Based upon the Buddhist teachings of mindfulness and loving kindness, this silent meditation retreat will explore our connection to ourselves and to the living earth through embodiment. Bringing in influences from various movement traditions and practice outdoors in the natural world, we will connect deeply with our physical, energetic, and emotional bodies. Through this connection we will touch the deeper truths about life and gain the stability of heart to move through this world with greater wisdom and compassion.
Insight meditation practice will be supported by daily vipassana and lovingkindness meditation instructions, including walking meditation outdoors in a spectacular natural setting.
In addition to individual practice discussions with the teachers, there will be an evening talk on Buddhist practice. To cultivate the meditation process, complete silence is maintained at all times throughout the retreat except during teacher interviews and group discussions. The retreat is suitable for those new to meditation and also seasoned practitioners. All are welcome.
Erin Treat lives in Durango, CO and serves as a Guiding Teacher of Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center. She is a member of the Teacher Council of Spirit Rock Meditation Center and is the Resident Teacher at the Durango Dharma Center. Erin offers talks, leads classes, and teaches meditation retreats in the southwest and nationwide. Her approach to sharing the dharma is influenced by her experience as a student of the Diamond Approach by A.H. Almass and by her deep love of socially engaged practice, embodiment and wild nature. Erin was born and raised in the prairie of Fargo, ND and…
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Rebecca Bradshaw is a Guiding Teacher at the Insight Meditation Center (IMS) in Barre, MA, and the Guiding Teacher of the Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley in Easthampton, Massachusetts. She has been practicing Vipassana meditation since 1983 in the United States and Myanmar (Burma) and teaching since 1993. She completed her dharma teacher training at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, where she is part of the three month retreat teacher team, leads retreats for young adults, and serves as a member of the diversity committee. She also teaches at other locations in the United States and abroad, including…
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