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People of Color Retreat (August 6-10, 2014)

a 5 day retreat led by monastics, lay Dharma teachers and Order of Interbeing members in the Plum Village tradition
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When Aug 06, 2014 02:00 PM to
Aug 10, 2014 03:00 PM
Where Deer Park Monastery
Contact Name
Contact Phone 760-291-1003 x100
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Be Beautiful,
Be Yourself

“To be beautiful means to be yourself.You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. When you are born a lotus flower, be a beautiful lotus flower, don't try to be a magnolia flower. If you crave acceptance and recognition and try to change yourself to fit what other people want you to be, you will suffer all your life. True happiness and true power lie in understanding yourself, accepting yourself and having confidence in yourself...”

- Thay

We warmly welcome you to participate in this People of Color Retreat.

The Retreat will be offered and led by monastics, lay Dharma Teachers and Order of Interbeing members from the Plum Village Tradition.

This five-day retreat honors the potency of space for people of color to heal, nourish and celebrate ourselves, our communities and our ancestors through learning and cultivating mindfulness practices together. In support of multiracial families to practice together, limited attendance may be available to Caucasian partners/family members of People of Color, depending on space vacancy.

Through the practice of mindful living offered during this retreat we will reconnect with the sources of joy, peace and freedom for ourselves, our communities, and our ancestors. We will learn concrete ways to embrace, transform, and heal our own suffering, ancestral suffering, and institutional oppression. Join us as we continue our path of healing to build a beloved community together.



In the spirit of GOING AS A RIVER and ARRIVING TOGETHER AS A SANGHA, here is a small resource that we can use to self-organize carpools for friends who will be joining us for the retreat.   Thank you in advance for this dana/generosity!

Please use the link below to self-organize a carpool with sangha friends who will be offering rides or looking for rides from the San Diego airport, or other locations.

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