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May 28, 2020—May 31, 2020

Cultivating Resilience with Josh Korda, Jessica Morey and Kathy Cherry (Dharma Punx NYC)

Cultivating the Resilience to Pursue Our Goals:
Developing the Skills to Bounce Back After Setbacks and Losses 

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available in support of this program. For more information, please refer here

As the Buddha noted, suffering happens in life. Resilience is the quality that allows us to experience interpersonal rejections, disappointments, losses, to be knocked down, yet respond with renewed resolve; a refusal to give up pursuing our goals in love, friendships, work and creative endeavors.  

Resiliency is not a mysterious, unknowable quality, available to some of us but not others. The Buddha identified factors allow us to build resiliency, such as the skill to experience all setbacks as transpersonal, rather than uniquely personal experiences, while psychologists have developed significant practices to enhance perseverance and courage, such as the ability to develop a secure base to regulate emotions after disappointments, how to think about (or frame) setbacks skillfully, and many other tools.

This 3-day retreat will include a variety of contemplative practices that support resiliency, including guided somatic meditations, dharma talks, relational exercises, breathwork and movement techniques. There will be multiple opportunities to ask questions of teachers, as well as times set aside to explore the beautiful hiking trails surrounding the retreat center. 


Josh Korda has been the guiding teacher DharmaPunx NYC since 2005, and is a regular visiting teacher at Zen Care. He has a large buddhist mentoring private practice and regularly authors pieces for Lion’s Roar, Tricycle and Buddhadharma. More information and links to his podcast at www.dharmapunxnyc.com

Jessica Morey is the Executive Director of Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) and serves as lead teacher for iBme teen retreats. Her writing has been published in Lion’s Roar and Mindful magazine. Before joining iBme, she worked in clean energy and climate policy and finance. She holds a BA in Environmental Engineering from Dartmouth and Master’s degrees in Sustainable Development and International Affairs. Learn more at https://ibme.info/.

Pricing Information

Commuter Rate (no bedroom)
Dorm Room
Double Room
Single Room
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