Engaged Mindfulness Retreat: Not Turning Away – Red Feather Lakes, CO

16 Jun 2017 - 20 Jun 2017 | 07:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Place : Roosevelt National Forest, 151 Shambhala Way, Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545
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Date(s) - 16/06/2017 - 20/06/2017
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Engaged Mindfulness Retreat – Not Turning Away

Friday, June 16 – Tuesday, June 20

with Acharya Fleet Maull, Rhonda Magee and Jimmy Santiago Baca 

Fearlessly Embracing our Toughest Personal and Societal Challenges with Mindfulness, Compassion and Bravery

With Special Guest Jimmy Santiago Baca

It is a natural expression of our humanity to care for others and our world, yet we are living in a tumultuous time when strong currents of fear, enmity, and exclusion divide us socially and politically into increasing polarized factions, each blaming the other for a host of social and economic ills. In the midst of all this blaming, fear mongering, and growing cynicism, the needs of our most challenged and marginalized fellow citizens, even the needs of our very home– this amazing planet Earth, often remain largely unseen and unheard. On some level, we are all learning to deny or ignore our innermost needs for connection, love, community, and solidarity.

Whether we are working with this divisiveness and cynicism internally, externally, or both, the contemplative path of cultivating mindfulness and awareness is a foundational approach to leading our lives and engaging with each other from a place of wisdom, resilience, and equanimity. By cultivating confidence in our own innate goodness and worthiness, we open our hearts to ourselves and our basic humanity. By cultivating empathy and compassion, we open our hearts to both our friends and perceived enemies—going beyond oppositional and divisive thinking and engagement to a courageous inclusiveness… no “them,” just “us.” For anyone on a path of service, or interested in translating their personal practice into societal and political action, this retreat is for you.

For more information, please visit shambhalamountain.org

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