Mindfulness & Compassion in Times of Covid-19: An Online Retreat
With Robert Beatty
October 3 - 4, 2020
These are challenging times. Our lives are even more unstable and uncertain than usual. Our routines and social relationships have been upended. Many people are experiencing distress, fear and depression as they cope with these huge changes. Such times are golden opportunities to go deeply into our meditation practice and find the love, compassion and ease that await us.
Join Robert Beatty in a weekend of turning inward in community. Take a break from the news and your usual life responsibilities. Practice mindfulness to realize that you are not your fears, moods, racing mind, compulsions, addictions, or wounds from the past. Awaken from the trance of everyday life and person-ality and connect with your deep resources of healing and compassion.
This virtual retreat will include sitting and walking meditations, Dharma talks, and discussions, as well as music, poetry, and movement. You will be encouraged to reserve both days of the retreat for yourself and meditation practice. There will be ample opportunity to get away from your computer screen and to take mindfulness outdoors.
There is no instructor fee for this retreat. In keeping with the ancient Buddhist practice of dana (generosity) it will be possible to offer support to the teacher at the end of the retreat.
This is my 6th meditation retreat here at Hollyhock over the last 2+ decades, all with Robert. He is a wise and kind person and teacher. He is very skilled at helping open people’s hearts as well as inspire one to have a meditation practice. – past participant, 2018
Robert Beatty MES, MSW, is the founding teacher of the Portland Insight Meditation Community and a member of the first wave of lay Theravada Buddhist teachers who brought Buddhism from Asia to America in the 1970s. Robert integrates Western psychology with the systematic training of the mind and heart offered by Buddhism. His teaching emphasizes kindness, relationship, humour, family, and work as vehicles for spiritual development. robertbeatty.com | portlandinsight.org Read my blog on Hollyhock Talks
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