In Person: Finding Refuge in the Triple Gem

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Join Space2Meditate teachers Jon Aaron and Dharmacharini Upayadhi as we explore the teachings of the Triple Gem. This retreat is suitable for those newer to practice, as well as for those with extensive “time on the cushion” and knowledge of the teachings. We will explore the themes in ways that are meaningful for all, whether anchored in the Buddhist tradition, in other traditions, or none.

In-Person Retreat: Embodied Practice with Arawana Hayashi & Nichol Chase

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Join us for this Daylong gathering with teachers Arawana Hayashi and Nichol Chase. This special retreat will appeal to those looking to align their bodies, hearts and minds in the serenity of a contemplative environment. We will offer an array of embodying practices that can easily become the basis of your daily practice for the year. This retreat includes instruction in different practices that foster a sense of connection with the wisdom of the body and, in the process, can help reduce stress:  yoga, Social Presencing Theater, and mindfulness meditation. ***No prior experience with movement or mindfulness practices required.

Virtual Fellowship Forum: Music and Art as a Portal to Connection with Orlando Villarraga

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In this workshop, artist/musician Orlando Villarraga shares pieces of his music as a catalyst for creative reflection,  intimate conversation, and a collective exploration of themes such as identity and love. This experience will be an invitation to allow yourself to show up in vulnerability and honesty, an act of service for ourselves and each other as we learn to create a culture where whole-hearted being is accepted and welcomed.

Pathways Forum: Nicole Redvers & Jonathan Rose on Bridging Indigenous Systems and Modern Science

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Join us on Tuesday, September 27th at 12:00 p.m. ET in conversation with Nicole Redvers, co-founder of the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation, author of The Science of the Sacred: Bridging Global Indigenous Medicine Systems and Modern Scientific Principles, and faculty at the University of North Dakota. Nicole and Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan F.P. Rose will discuss including indigenous voices in planetary health and the common good.

In Person: A Meaningful Life: Discovering a Deeper Sense of Purpose Towards a Life Worth Living

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Join the Brooklyn-based teachers of DharmPunx NYC: Kathy Cherry, Jessica Morey and Josh Korda for this retreat. We will practice with an emphasis towards connecting with wholesome desires, what the Buddha called “chanda,” discerning between this life-affirming motivation and “tanha,” the unquenchable thirst for short term pleasures.  The retreat includes teachings on the dharma and contemporary psychological therapies, silent sittings, walking meditations in nature, interactions with teachers, experiential exercises, interpersonal dialogues.