Annual Summer retreat for EVERYONE: “There’s No Place Like Home”

Hosted by Chicago Queer Dharma,
with Larry Wolf and Alice Dan

Friday, August 11, 5:00pm – Friday August 18, 1:00pm

All are welcome, including any gender identity, race, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, age and other identities. You are invited to connect body and mind in the warm, supportive environment of this retreat.

The practice of meditation in a retreat setting is a powerful tool to work with our dissatisfactions and to come home to our authentic, joyful selves. The retreat includes daily meditation and t’ai-chi, periods of silence, individual meditation conversations with teachers and group discussion. New meditators are welcome.

$600 program cost includes food and lodging ($500 without housing). $200 for the weekend, Friday-Sunday ($150 without housing).

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To be fully present in our body: a week-long retreat

Embodiment Weekthun
with Shastri Brett Ferrigan
Sat. August 19, 6:00pm – Sun. August 27, 11:00am

Often described as our “inner-most desire,” embodiment is the experience of being fully present in our body, without schism, separation, or self-doubt. When we slow down, holding this intention, we can be delighted to find that our body has always been present—and is actually waiting to let us in.

Join us for this week-long exploration of embodiment, using the tools of Shambhala Meditation, movement (yoga everyday-optional) and stillness to more fully understand being present, being whole and being more fully human.

Brett Ferrigan is a Shastri, or senior teacher, in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. He serves as a Chaplain in Palm Beach Florida, is a certified yoga instructor, and leads warrior retreats nationally.

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Radical Responsibility: Transformational Strategies for Effective Social Action, with Acharya Fleet Maull

Saturday, Sept. 9, 8:00am – Sunday, Sept.10, 5:00pm.

Is there a way to meet the tough social and political challenges of our times with less divisiveness and rancor? We’ll explore the question this weekend with social activist and dharma teacher Acharya Fleet Maull. There is a deep human wisdom on the nature of the human condition that is shared across all cultures. By tapping into it we can develop innovative personal approaches to meeting the challenges of our time. The weekend will be an exploration of the intersection of mindfulness, emotional intelligence and interpersonal neurobiology. Click here for pricing and to register.

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