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2019 Retreat Survey Results

Thank you to those who took our survey last month. We have been able to confirm a few retreats for 2019, and are considering the other locations that you have requested for 2019/2020.  If you are thinking about one of these below, please email the manager to hold a space for you to attend. San Diego, California area – at Questhaven Retreat will be led by Linda, Bill Wellhouse and Anna Delacroix West Hartford, Connecticut – at Copper Beach Institute will be led by … read on

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Reflective Meditation: A Refuge for Gentle Retreats

Team-teaching is an honored and respected way to share the Dharma which allows sanghas to acknowledge their local teachers and welcome visiting teachers. During the five retreats we were a part of in August through October this year, it was hard to remember exactly who said what in the conversations and teachings. It was apparent, however, that creative and viable ways of teaching emerged. Gentleness, ease and friendship led the retreats. I like to consider this as part of our sanghas’ evolving … read on

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2019 Retreat Planning

Please give time to this very brief survey and let us know which retreats you would like to attend or create in 2019.  Click HERE to get started.  

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‘After Buddhism’ Study Group

Meeting online for our first After Buddhism study group, meditators who practice recollective awareness and reflective meditation joined us from California, Washington, Maryland, and Michigan, as well as eastern and south Australia. All of us have been practicing recollective awareness and reflective meditation, so we have had plenty of permission to broaden the definition of meditation and other Pali words from Buddhist teachings. However, in our discussion with Winton and Ramsey, the suggestion to broaden … read on