meditation retreats

Dori’s Two Online Meditation Retreats

The Blessing of Equanimity 2021
Body like a Mountain with a Heart of Gold
Breath like a Cool Breeze
Mind like the Sky ~ Spacious and Boundless
Friday, August 20  7:30-9pm PT and/or  Saturday, August 21  9:30am-3:30pm PT
Online with Insight Meditation of Mid-Columbia 

Equanimity is woven throughout the Buddhadharma and has multiple interdependent expressions. As balance in the midst of the eight worldly vicissitudes of gain and loss, praise and blame, fame and disrepute, pleasure and pain. As boundless unconditional friendliness, compassion and sympathetic joy toward all beings. As realizing and living from the wisdom of non-preferential awareness and letting go…to name a few.

There was conflict in the Buddha’s time, there is conflict now. How can we dance externally with conflict in our families, our neighborhoods, our places of study or work paid or volunteer? How can we dance internally with grief, fear, anger, confusion, greed as impermanent states of body, heart and mind? How can we see the good, true and beautiful alongside what is wrong and what is missing? How can we not, if we want to find peace in our hearts enough to bring peacefulness into our relationships and the world?  The Buddha taught Do no harm ~~ Act for the good ~~ Purify the mind

Cultivating the wholesome mindstate of equanimity will naturally flow into our words and actions as one way to dance with the joys and sorrows of life. You might pause right now and contemplate What is my North Star? What do I truly value? What matters most within me and around me?

Together we will take refuge in mindful loving awareness with moment-to-moment experience within the landscapes of the body, heart and mind in stillness and in movement. We will take refuge in our temporary sangha that includes both people we know and people we do not know (yet), people geographically near and far through the miracle of technology and cyberspace and the devotion of Insight Meditation of the Mid-Columbia volunteers. We will also take refuge in our awakening Golden-Buddha Nature, our intrinsic goodness.In this retreat, there will be formal meditation, talks, Qigong (movement meditation), and time for questions. The retreat will be suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners.

If these words give rise to a “Yes” in you, we’ll see you In July – let’s bring the blessing of a heart that is ready for anything and see what happens together!

You can register for the daylong retreat by sending an email to insightmeditation.midcol@gmail.com. The daylong retreat fee is $10, which can be paid online at https://donorbox.org/support-insight-meditation-society-mid-columbia or by sending a check made out to Insight Meditation of the Mid-Columbia, 1909 Dogwood Place, Richland, WA 99354. Further information and a link for the online retreat will be sent to those who register. We’ll also include a link for donations to Dori Langevin at that time.

Dori Langevin will also host an online meeting the Friday evening before the retreat (August 20) from 7:30-9:00pm that will be devoted to the same topic, Equanimity. This event will include meditation, a Dharma talk, and time for questions. Registration is not needed for this event. The link for the Friday evening event will also be available in the Calendar section of our website (https://insightmeditationmc.org/my-calendar/) the day before the event. We’ll also include a link for donations to Dori Langevin at that time.

IN-PERSON & ZOOM HYBRID RETREAT

The Blessing of Equanimity:
Body like a Mountain, Breath like a Breeze, Mind like the Sky
with Dori Langevin
Sat October 23 ~ 9:30 am to 4:00pm & Sun October 24 ~ 9:30am to 4:00 pm PST
Dori will be teaching in-person in Carson City, NV and online via Zoom.

Equanimity is woven throughout the Buddhadharma and has multiple interdependent expressions: As balance in the midst of the eight worldly vicissitudes of gain and loss, praise and blame, fame and disrepute, pleasure and pain. As boundless unconditional friendliness, compassion and sympathetic joy toward all beings. As realizing and living from the wisdom of non-preferential awareness and letting go…to name a few.

There was conflict in the Buddha’s time, there is conflict now. How can we dance externally with conflict in our families, our neighborhoods, our places of study or work paid or volunteer…to name a few? How can we dance internally with grief, fear, anger, confusion, greed as impermanent states of body, heart and mind? How can we see the good, true and beautiful alongside what is wrong and what is missing?
How can we not, if we want to find peace in our hearts enough to bring peacefulness into our relationships and the world?
The Buddha taught: Do no harm ~~ Act for the good ~~ Purify the mind

When cultivated, the wholesome mindstate of equanimity will naturally flow into our words and actions
as we learn to dance with the 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows of life.
You might pause right now and contemplate “What is my North Star?”  “What do I truly value?”  “What matters most within me and around me?”

Together we will take refuge in mindful loving awareness with moment-to-moment experience within the landscapes of the body, heart and mind in both stillness and movement. We will take refuge in our temporary sangha that includes both people we know and people we do not know (yet), people geographically near and far through the miracle of technology and cyberspace and the devotion of Dharma Zephyr volunteers. We will also take refuge in our awakening Golden-Buddha Nature, our intrinsic goodness.

If these words give rise to a “Yes” in you, we’ll see you in October – let’s bring the blessing of “a heart that is ready for anything” and see what happens together!

This “hybrid” retreat will be held in person @ Sierra Foot & Ankle, 2350 S. Carson St. #3,  Carson City, NV 89701 United States and online via Zoom. For more information and/or to receive access to the retreat via Zoom, please contact Susan Antipa susana@dharmazephyr.org

Dana (donation): Because these liberation teachings are priceless, there is no charge for this event. Dana will be gratefully accepted by the teacher and by Dharma Zephyr, giving participants the opportunity to freely engage in the practice of generosity, the first step toward freedom.

Dori’s Spokane Daylong Retreat

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