The Dharma offers us many ‘skillful means’ for encountering life directly--meditation, inquiry, ethical principles, the power of a loving heart. Contemplative writing cultivates them all. In this retreat, we’ll explore such writing as a practice of courage. Without courage, we fall back into the trance of conditioning. We fear contact and shrink from responsible action. Courage gives us the strength to face life as it is: raw, immediate, intimate, tender. This five-day retreat includes silent meditation, guided writing experiments, and dialogue practice, all held in a safe and kind community we will create together.
About the Teacher
Joyce Kornblatt - Joyce is a writer, Insight teacher and Hakomi-trained psychotherapist. Go to our SIM Teachers' web page or to Cloud Refuge Sangha website for more information.
When: 7-11th September 2020
Times: begin at 7 pm on Monday the 7th September
finish at 11 am Friday the 11th of September
Where: At your home and using the Zoom link which will be sent to you before the retreat begins.
Cost: Single Ticket - $85*
*The registration fee covers only a contribution to course administration, and booking fees.
Additional cost: 'Dana' - In keeping with a 2,500 year old tradition no fee has been charged for the teachings. At the end of the retreat you are invited to give a donation (dana) to express your appreciation and to support the teachers to continue their work.