with Mary Stancavage and Sydney Reece & Harry Um (assistants)
Aug 14-18, 2019
This five day retreat will be an opportunity to turn towards ourselves with kindness and compassion as we utilize mindfulness to see how we armor ourselves and begin to let go. A beautiful definition of equanimity is the ability to be intimate with our deepest experience without preference which is also the definition of an undefended heart.
This is a chance to experience an extended period of meditation that is so vital to our practice. Retreats offer the opportunity to move deeply into our experience and know the poignancy of the human condition and the capacity of the heart. This form of practice supports our deepest intention to be free. This retreat will be held primarily in noble silence.
There will be periods of sitting and walking meditation with instructions, Q&A, relational practice and meetings with teachers. It is suitable for all levels of practitioner.
Big Bear Retreat Center
1000 Sugarpine Rd., Big Bear City, CA, 92314
The retreat fees are tiered and we ask that you pay at the highest
level you can afford. The Base rate is our cost for room, board (three
vegetarian meals per day) and expenses. Anything you pay above the base
will allow us to create a fund to provide scholarship support for those
who might not otherwise be able to attend and to create a fund for
future retreats. The teacher and manager are not being paid and there
will be an opportunity to offer dana (donation) at the end of the
retreat. You can pay for the retreat in at once or make payment
arrangements. Please contact us
if you would like to spread out the payments. A limited number of
single rooms with shared bath are available for an additional $400
We have some scholarship funds available for those who need support to attend this retreat. We understand the financial challenges associated with attending a residential retreat and hope to make it possible for as many people as possible to attend. We are especially aware of the issues faced by traditionally marginalized communities such as POC and LGBTQI. Please click HERE to apply.