Immerse yourself in monthly retreats of love and compassion
I’m always interested in what kind of schedule and meditation practices people establish in their lives. I ask, “Do you meditate?” and faces brighten. But when I ask “What is your daily meditation practice?” most people hang their heads.
There always seems to be a gap between our ideal practice and what we actually manage to maintain.
This was certainly the case for me.
Until last year…
Last year I made a spontaneous commitment to do a personal meditation retreat every month of 2014. I told myself if I would do a single retreat every month, I would not guilt myself over the amount of practice I did or didn’t do outside of retreat time.
Honoring that commitment is one of the best things I’ve ever done for my practice and my life. It reinvigorated my daily meditation, effortlessly, and connected me with a single practice I would return to and deepen throughout the year.
The experience was so profound, I wondered if I would continue the same way this year. Then, near the end of the year, I heard a new calling: Develop a container to support others.
Announcing… Retreat Year
Retreat Year combines online retreats with materials that enable you to practice monthly, according to your own schedule. I will support your practice through group Q&A as well as private mentoring. Based on your interests, we might also have a Facebook or G+ group.
The practice I’ve chosen is Tara. Known by many names — including Great Mother, Swift Heroine, She Who Hears the Cries of the World, Purifier, Protectress — she emanates the energy of wisdom, love and compassion.
Through visualization and mantra recitation, we first illuminate these qualities within then express them in the world. Becoming Tara.
My ground of experience for these retreats is Tibetan Buddhism. At the same time, Tara’s resonance is universal. You do not need to be Buddhist to participate or to experience the rich blessings of this program.
As a pilot program, this round of Retreat Year is going to be particularly hands on. Essentially, we will be creating this program together, based on your needs.
My commitment is to be fully in service to those who make this first journey. Therefore I’m only looking for a small group of participants who are ready to dive into the ocean of Tara’s love, compassion, and wisdom. And go deep.
If this is calls to you, please let me know by joining the special invitation list below. I’ll be offering further Retreat Year details to this private list first.
The gifts of my 2014 retreat year were often quite personal, sometimes subtle, but usually very distinct. I would love to support you in experiencing the blessings of your own Retreat Year
From my heart to yours,
PS: Private registration begins next week, on a rolling basis. If there is still space available, public registration begins February 17. The program starts March 1st.
PPS: I already have a preliminary interest list from personal connections and an initial post on social media. I’m telling you this because the program may fill before I send any additional announcements. SIGN UP BELOW to receive more details and your private invitation.