Dharma Zephyr Insight Meditation Community
invites you to participate in
Seeing the Goodness: The Wellspring of Unconditional Friendliness
A residential retreat with Dori Langevin
Camp Galilee – Lake Tahoe, NV
Sunday March 26, 2023 3:00pm though Wednesday March 29, 2023 1:00pm
Seeing the inherent goodness in ourselves and others is the proximal cause for the arising of metta, or unconditional friendliness, within the landscapes of the body, heart, and mind. Cultivating and sustaining wholesome mindstates is one aspect of Wise Effort which creates an inner atmosphere to courageously be with unwholesome mindstates when they arise.
Held in the refuges of Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, we will play with stationary, moving, and inquiring meditation practices as we deepen our capacity to respond to our inner and outer experiences with unconditional friendliness and the spirit of metta. We will contemplate the dance of formal “Reaching In” practices that naturally widen into the expression of “Reaching Out” through our words and actions as metta becomes a way of being in the world.
Dori Langevin completed the Buddha-Dharma and Vipassana Meditation four-year teacher training program in 2010 taught by senior teachers at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and Insight Meditation Society (IMS). She has taught residential retreats at Insight Meditation Community of Washington with Tara Brach, Spirit Rock, IMS, Tara Mandala, and Cloud Mountain and has been especially inspired by teaching “relational mindfulness” at the IMS Family Retreats and iBme Teen & Young Adult Retreats. Dori loves sharing the Buddha’s radical teachings and practices that empower us to live with wakefulness, compassion, and wisdom in the midst of our messy, yet radiant lives. She is committed to “re-membering” and calling on qualities of the Sacred Feminine ~ variance of vision & inclusivity, interdependence & deep reverence for life, honoring inner authority, and embodied presence.
Dori Langevin has invited Qigong teacher, Deborah Stevenson, to share mindful movement practices during the retreat. Deborah is an artist, avid hiker, and retired museum professional who teaches qigong during the winter months in Carson City. She received her teacher training in the Sheng Zhen tradition with Master Li Jun Feng in 2008. The centering and deep calming effects of qigong help prepare the mind/body for meditation.
The cost to attend the retreat is $360.00, which includes a $180.00 deposit made at the time of registration. DZIMC offers scholarships for those who find it difficult to pay the registration fee. For further information, please refer to the retreat’s webpage, https://dharmazephyr.org/event/residential-retreat-at-lake-tahoe-with-dori-langevin
In the spirit of lovingkindness and ethical behavior, DZIMC will follow all CDC, state, and local mandates regarding COVID-19. In addition, for the safety and wellbeing of our community, Dharma Zephyr strongly encourages, but does not require, that participants at our activities and events be vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19. To care for all who attend our events, we ask that if you are sick (cold, cough, sore throat, runny nose, etc.) or have had a fever, vomiting or diarrhea in the 24 hours prior to an event, that you not attend the event.