may all be healthy, happy, at ease in their body, at home in the world
The Heart of Freedom
October 30 – November 2, 2014
Cumberland Mountain State Park
For to be free is not merely
~ Nelson Mandela
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How do our self-images and emotions
How can we cultivate kindness,
How can we become “the change
we look carefully into our experience, we may uncover the root of
collective suffering: reactive emotions and behaviors rooted in the
misperception of being a solid, separate, permanent self at odds with
and the world.
In Buddhist tradition, kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity are key to transforming how we see things and how we live. As we uncover and strengthen these natural qualities, we find the source of genuine happiness and freedom: moving beyond self-centeredness to serve others.
This residential retreat will consist of guided contemplation, silent meditation, and facilitated discussion to apply compassion, insight, and power. We will also practice gentle tai chi exercises for awareness and flexibility in daily life.
This program is suitable for everyone, regardless of past experience with meditation or retreat. The only prerequisite is a willingness to question one’s assumptions and to sincerely explore creative possibilities for transformation.
Draffan is a Seattle-based practitioner and teacher of Buddhist
meditation and Taoist energy practices.. more here...