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Body as Nature, Nature in the Body: Dharma and Our Connection to the Earth

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Anushka Fernandopulle

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Body as Nature, Nature in the Body: Dharma and Our Connection to the Earth with Anushka Fernandopulle

Our body can be a vehicle for liberation in this life, with all that we need to wake up. Yet we may not know how to relate to our body to support this kind of freedom. In this retreat we will practice ways of connecting to our embodiment with loving awareness, while recognizing ourselves as part of nature. We will engage in the practices of the Buddhist path in silence while sitting, walking, resting and eating. The retreat will be supported by Dharma talks, guided meditations, time for questions, and small group meetings.

This retreat is taught in English.

Le corps comme la nature, la nature dans le corps : Le dharma et notre lien avec la terre avec Anushka Fernandopulle

Notre corps peut être un véhicule de libération dans cette vie, avec tout ce dont nous avons besoin pour nous réveiller. Pourtant, nous ne savons peut-être pas comment établir une relation avec notre corps pour soutenir ce type de liberté. Dans cette retraite, nous pratiquerons des moyens de nous connecter à notre incarnation avec une conscience aimante, tout en nous reconnaissant comme faisant partie de la nature. Nous nous engagerons dans les pratiques de la voie bouddhiste en silence tout en étant assis, en marchant, en nous reposant et en mangeant. La retraite sera soutenue par des conférences sur le Dharma, des méditations guidées, des temps de questions et des réunions en petits groupes.

Cette retraite est enseignée en anglais.


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Practical Information

  • Friday, June 11 from 7:30 to 9 pm (Eastern Daylight Time - Canada)
  • Saturday, June 12 from 10 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern Daylight Time - Canada)
  • Sunday, June 13 from 10 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern Daylight Time - Canada)
  • Schedule: The daily schedule is below. Also, it is ok if you can't attend all of the retreat.

    Where: On Zoom - the link will be sent 24 hours before the retreat begins.

    How to prepare: Find a calm and comfortable place in your home. You will need a chair or a meditation cushion or bench. Scroll down to find more information!

    Cost: Fees are on a sliding scale basis that allows participants to pay according to individual means. TNI is dedicated to offering affordable rates to all. Scholarships are also available. Please contact info@truenorthinsight.org. Everyone is welcome. Thank you for supporting TNI’s longevity!

    Teacher Dana: Our teachers are being hit hard by the cancellations of residential retreats across Canada and the US. Please note that the cost of the retreat covers only the administrative side of the retreat, not any payment to the teachers. Please consider giving a gift of Dana to the teachers. Following the 2,600-year-old Buddhist tradition, the teachings are considered priceless and are offered freely. At the end of the retreat you will be invited to offer dana, or donations, to the teachers.

    Cancellation fees: Please let us know as soon as possible if you have to cancel. Refunds are available if you cancel more than 24 hours before the retreat begins.

    We request that you arrive before the retreat begins. The Zoom space will open 15 minutes before the retreat starts.

    Information: retreats@truenorthinsight.org

    The teacher

    Anushka Fernandopulle has trained for over 30 years in the Theravada Buddhist tradition in the U.S., India, and Sri Lanka and is a member of the Teacher's Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. Anushka teaches retreats and workshops around the globe. Her teaching is informed by nature, creative arts, political engagement, innovation and modern urban life. Anushka also works as a leadership coach and management consultant, influenced by a BA in anthropology and religion from Harvard and an MBA from Yale. She lives in San Francisco.

    
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    How to Prepare for Your Retreat

    Meditation retreats are an invitation to create a space where you can take care of yourself and take time off from your daily life. With the goal of deepening inner calm, silence is an essential tool for this noble exploration of ourselves and allows us to listen deeply in this space of discovery.

    For an online retreat at home, it’s important to prepare a supportive environment in advance:

    • Find a clean, quiet place where you can be alone, in silence, without being disturbed.
    • Limit the use of electronic devices to just what you will need for the retreat (phone, laptop, or tablet). If possible, close all apps except for Zoom, deactivate different notifications.

    We are aware that the current situation may require that you give attention to those you share your home with, and that you may need to be available for them. Do the best you can to offer yourself a supportive environment for your retreat. Your intention and your commitment are your best supports.

    Meditation Supports

    • A chair, cushion or meditation bench for sitting meditation.
    • A blanket or shawl in case you get cold.
    • Water to stay hydrated during the day.

    Daily Schedule

    Friday, June 11 -- Eastern Daylight Time (Canada)

    7:30 - 9 pm Opening

    Saturday, June 12 -- Eastern Daylight Time (Canada)

    10 - 10:45 am Opening and sit

    10:45- 11:30 am Walk

    11:30 -12:30 pm Sit and eating instructions

    12:30 - 2 pm Lunch

    2 pm - 2:45 pm Walk

    2:45 - 3:30 pm Sit and Q&A

    3:30 - 4:30 pm End

    Sunday, June 13 -- Eastern Daylight Time (Canada)

    10 - 10:45 am Opening and sit

    10:45- 11:30 am Walk

    11:30 -12:30 pm Sit and eating instructions

    12:30 - 2 pm Lunch

    2 pm - 2:45 pm Walk

    2:45 - 3:30 pm Sit and Q&A

    3:30 - 4:30 pm End

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