Fall Meditation and Education Retreat (November 7 - 9, 2014)
Nov 07, 2014 02:00 PM
Nov 09, 2014 03:00 PM
|Where||Deer Park Monastery|
|Contact Phone||760-291-1003 x 100|
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Theme: What are you waiting for?
“Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones."
"So many conditions of happiness are available—more than enough for you to be happy right now. You don't have to run into the future in order to get more.”
Registration for this retreat is now open.
Every year our monastery holds two weekend retreats for college students and educators from academic institutions such as UCLA, Chapman University, and other universities and colleges. Attendees arrive on Friday between 2 and 4 PM and leave Sunday after lunch, around 3 PM. Past course topics included: Zen meditation and psychology, living and building community, peace making and the tools of reconciliation, deep listen and loving speech, and the art of mindful living.
We shall offer meditation practices as tools for learning and expanding our minds and as a way to help us cope and deal with life challenges--how to reduce tension within body and mind; how to handle strong emotions; how to improve our communications; and how to live deeply with the wonders of life in the midst of our busy lives.
Meditation can help us stop, recognize, handle, and understand the deeper workings of our mind. There will be lectures related to the theme selected for each retreat. We will also practice sitting and walking meditation, mindful meals, and breathing in mindfulness. There will be workshops, discussion groups, and other special activities.
Recommended reading: Being Peace; The Miracle of Mindfulness; Present Moment, Wonderful Moment; Peace is Every Step (author: Thich Nhat Hanh).
In order to register, it is required that you are currently enrolled in or affiliated with an educational program.