Adrianne Ross, Jan 26-31, 2017

Title

Calm Mind, Compassionate Heart: Cultivating the Five Spiritual Faculties

Retreat Description

In this retreat, we will explore how the Five Spiritual Faculties of mindfulness, stability of mind, balanced energy, confidence and wisdom can support our meditation practice and our daily lives in the world. We will be both recognizing our strengths and cultivating and developing these qualities together in balance. There will be periods of meditation instruction, silent sitting and walking periods and time for discussion with the teacher. We will include periods of loving kindness practice each day to support a safe and friendly environment for us all.

Teacher

Adrianne RossAdrianne Ross, MD, has been involved with meditation and healing since 1978. Her teaching is influenced by Burmese and Thai streams of Theravada as well as Dzogchen and contemplative practices. She teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to people with chronic pain and illness. She recently retired from working as a family physician to devote more time to personal practice and teaching retreats in Canada and the U.S.

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Susie Harrington, May 27-June 1, 2016

Title

Walking in the Buddha’s Footsteps

Retreat Description

On this residential retreat, we will use the Buddha’s story leading to his enlightenment as a guide for our practice. Each of us has a journey that we take from disenchantment with the things and accomplishments and stories of our lives, through to wisdom and understanding of what is truly important and brings ease and freedom. We may take this journey over years of practice, or in another way, many times a day. Becoming familiar with this journey allows us to find it more easily each time, increasing the speed and ease with which we move from being caught in suffering to happiness and release.

In the quiet and steady practice support of this silent residential retreat, we will deepen into the clarity of moment to moment attention that allows us to see the truth as it unfolds. Through seeing the truth, we can cultivate understanding and an open heart, with the opportunity to relate to ourselves and the world with curiosity and caring. There will be sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks, meetings with the teacher, and times for questions.

Teacher

Susie Harrington teaches meditation in the USA and Canada and is the guiding teacher for Desert Dharma, which serves many communities in the Southwest near her home in Moab, Utah. She has trained in the Insight tradition since 1989, and in 2005 was invited into teaching by Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, and Guy Armstrong. Her teaching is deeply grounded in the body and often emphasizes the expression of mindfulness in speech and daily life. Susie brings the skills of inquiry, relational dharma, and the psychological/spiritual interface from her training in Hakomi Therapy and the Diamond Approach. Believing nature to be a profound teacher, and a gateway to our true self, she often offers retreats outside. For more information on Susie Harrington, see: www.desertdharma.org

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Susie Harrington, November 6-8, 2015

Title

The Practice of Metta: Connectng With Our Natural Goodness

Retreat Description

This retreat will offer practices to open our hearts and connect with our natural goodness. As we cultivate metta, we cultivate self-acceptance, self-compassion, and the possibility and willingness to allow the natural disposition of our kind hearts to shine forth in all aspects of our lives. This non-residential retreat will include periods of instruction, sitting meditation, walking meditation, meetings with the teacher, and dharma talks.

Teacher

Susie Harrington teaches meditation nationwide and is the guiding teacher for Desert Dharma, which serves many communities in the Southwest near her home in Moab, Utah. She has trained in the Insight tradition since 1989, and in 2005 was invited into teaching by Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, and Guy Armstrong. Her teaching is deeply grounded in the body and often emphasizes the expression of mindfulness in speech and daily life. Susie brings the skills of inquiry, relational dharma, and the psychological/ spiritual interface from her training in Hakomi Therapy and the Diamond Approach. Believing nature to be a profound teacher, and a gateway to our true self,  the often offers retreats outside. For more information on Susie Harrington, see: www.desertdharma.org

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Bob Stahl, April 10-12, 2015

Title

Meditation as an Act of Love: Cultivating Wisdom & Compassion

Retreat Description

The two wings of our Insight practice are wisdom and compassion. This retreat will explore both wings – the wisdom we can cultivate with our mindfulness practice, and the befriending practices of the heart. Cultivating this kind awareness can awaken the mind and heart, leading to insight and transformation in our lives.

Teacher

Bob Stahl is a long-time practitioner of insight meditation. He is the Guiding teacher for Insight Santa Cruz, also teaching at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the Insight Meditation Society. Bob lived in a monastery for eight years, and has studied with the renowned Burmese masters Taungpulu Kaba-Aye Sayadaw, Hlaing Tet Sayadaw, Dr. Rina Sircar and Pokokhu Sayadaw, and has experience with teaching body based practices. He has a PhD in Philosophy and Religion with a specialization in Buddhist Studies, and is the author of Living With Your Heart Wide OpenCalming the Rush of PanicA Mindfulness BAsed Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety, and the co-author of A Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Workbook.  He also teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn, and directs Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs in six Bay Area medical centers.

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Adrianne Ross, February 28, 2015

Title

Wise Intention: Empowering Ourselves

Retreat Description

Intentions shape the unfolding of our lives. In this retreat we will cultivate moment to moment awareness of our intentions and explore the 3 wise intentions of renunciation, loving kindness and compassion. We empower ourselves as we align our thoughts, words, and actions with our deepest values. As we align our intentions in this way we can bring ease, harmony and well being into our lives, relationships and the world.

Teacher

Adrianne Ross, MD, has been involved with meditation and healing since 1978. Her teaching is influenced by Burmese and Thai streams of Theravada as well as Dzogchen and contemplative practices. She teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to people with chronic pain and illness. She recently retired from working as a family physician to devot more time to personal practice and teaching retreats in Canada and the U.S.

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Susie Harrington, October 31 to November 2, 2014

Title

Everyday Contentment: Embracing What Is

Retreat Description

We tend to look forward with expectation, putting great effort in creating the happiness we think will arrive. The every day practice is to see clearly our habits of mind, shift our focus, and practice with conditions as they are here and now; in so doing, we can find that the freedom and contentment we have always wanted is already here, patiently waiting for us to arrive.

Teacher

Susie Harrington teaches meditation nationwide and is the guiding teacher for Desert Dharma, which serves many communities in the Southwest near her home in Moab, Utah. She has trained in the Insight tradition since 1989, and in 2005 was invited into teaching by Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, and Guy Armstrong. Her teaching is deeply grounded in the body and often emphasizes the expression of mindfulness in speech and daily life. Susie brings skills of inquiry, relational dharma, and the psychological/ spiritual interface from her training in Hakomi Therapy and the Diamond Approach. Believing nature to be a profound teacher, and a gateway to our true self, she often offers retreats outside. For more information: desertdharma.org

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