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"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

The Courage to Live: The Practice of Forgiveness (LOTTERY)
Larry Yang, Noliwe Alexander, Devin Berry, Konda Mason, Amana Johnson (yoga)
Sunday, December 3, 3:00pm - Sunday, December 10, 11:30am
upper Retreat Hall
$1725 - $785 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 318R17.
PRE-Registraiton is now closed

NOTE: All Young Adults and Scholarship funds for this retreat have been allocated.

If you are an Educator, Health Care Professional, or Artist that has never attended a silent meditation retreat longer than a weekend or are new to practice, you may qualify for an Hemera Foundation Fellowship to assist in attending a residential retreat. Hemera Foundation Fellowships: Click link for more information. ONE scholarship allowed per person, per calendar year.



Life is complex, many times not very clear, and sometimes devastating, in its path towards Freedom. Forgiveness is a huge topic. It can bring up so much around injury, pain, and trauma that we have experienced in the Past - both as individuals and as communities. Our inability to let go sometimes numbs our lives in the Present, and it can limit how we live into the Future. If we don't start somewhere, does that mean we will never have the opportunity to try and live into all the possibilities of our fullest potential? We are invited to bring our courage to explore and cultivate the continuing opening of our hearts and minds. The intention is to explore - even in small ways - a most difficult practice, not to achieve perfection in Forgiveness, but to live the life that we vision for ourselves - a life which is more and more free from suffering. That would be enough.

We will explore the practices of Forgiveness and Letting Go, with the primary supports of Mindfulness, Kindness, Compassion, and Equanimity to provide the most expansive landscape in restoring and renewing our beautifully awakening lives.

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Also remember that the cost above is priced as a sliding scale. Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This allows others who need to pay less the opportunity to attend. Fee is for room and board. Teaching and staffing of the retreats is by donation at the end of the retreat. For more information, see Retreat FAQ.

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