Cultivating Dignity: People of Color Meditation Retreat

  • Sky Lake Retreat Center Sky Lake Retreat Center
  • Jan 5, 2018 - Jan 10, 2018 (6 days)
  • No Lodging - Commuter - $470.00 Shared Room - $570.00 Shrine room - $570.00
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“Whether or not we can understand one another linguistically, culturally, and emotionally, if we all have an immovable conviction in our worthiness to occupy the human heart, then naturally we will feel connected. We can use our interconnectedness to cultivate human dignity — the bedrock of all diversity.”  – Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, The Shambhala Principle

Join us in cultivating human dignity, the necessary ground for healing personal and social oppressions. As people of color, it’s difficult to avoid the socially constructed, racial hierarchy that disconnects us from ourselves and others. Through practices of feeling, being and touching basic goodness, we can re-discover our shared humanity. The intimate, winter setting at Sky Lake Lodge offers a transformational quality. Our mornings will focus on meditation practice and our afternoons will also include contemplation, movement, Social Presencing Theater and experiential exercises. https://arawanahayashi.com/social-presencing-theater/ 

Open to self-identified people of color with all levels of meditation experience, from any tradition.

To help make this program financially accessible, partial and some full financial assistance is available.  Please click HERE to request assistance.  Early submission deadline is October 15, notifications will be made by October 22.  Subsequent application deadline is November 15, notifications will be made by November 22.

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My last retreat at SMC was so inspiring and so relaxing. But i'd love to have more time there to spend at the Stupa, visit the Kami shrine, and generally interact with the beautiful enlightened society happening on that entire land. Brett
 

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