Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2020 (An Online Retreat)
Sage-ing International and Shambhala Mountain Center
There’s a saying in India that “The world is like a grinding stone. It will either grind you up or it will turn you into something beautiful.” In this unprecedented time generated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the many other powerful changes we’ve recently experienced, this aphorism takes on an entirely new level of meaning.
This online retreat is an invitation to quiet your mind, open your heart, and explore the ways in which the difficulties in our lives can become a curriculum for awakening when met with wisdom and compassion. Sitting and walking meditation practice will be the centerpiece of this weekend. There will be meditation instruction, dharma talks, experiential exercises, and opportunities for discussion.
At this retreat, you will learn to turn disheartening “problems” into enlivening “challenges” and to celebrate the blessings of our imperfect lives.