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Big Brush Mind

With Barbara Bash

July 12 - 14, 2019
A three-day immersion into the world of brush, ink and expressive handwriting. We will explore the ancient Chinese principles of heaven, earth and human - first in the making of a brushstroke with small brushes to ground and connect, then with large brushes and buckets of ink, creating spontaneous marks while held in ritual. The world of pictograms, big strokes, mapping a moment, letting our unique handwriting sing, being in improvised dialogue with our life, will all be investigated. An interest in visual language and movement is the only prerequisite. For more information check out this video of the Big Brush practice. Please note:…

Awakening through Mindfulness-Awareness: A Buddhist Meditation Retreat on the Four Noble Truths

With Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

July 24 - 31, 2019
A summer week of practice at beautiful Sky Lake. Weekthun is an intensive, week-long meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. This program's contemplative study and practice is based on the book "The Truth of Suffering and The Path of Liberation" by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. This program will include both guided group contemplation of this foundational teaching, one-to-one meditation instruction, and experiential mindfulness-awareness exercises. The program will be full of practices carefully designed to cultivate mindfulness-awareness including: One-on-one meditation instruction Guided meditations Movement exercises Dharma talks from the teacher Walks through the beautiful Sky Lake woods Through the week of…

Fall Kado Retreat: The Way of Flowers

With Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

September 19 - 23, 2019
“Kado” means “The Way of Flowers” and began in China over 2300 years ago. In Japan it is known as "Ikebana" and is considered a refined art form that studies nature as it is. Join us as we learn to arrange flowers to cultivate appreciation for each moment.