We are very pleased to announce that our next at-home retreat day will happen on Sunday, December 6 from
10 to 5 eastern time!
We hope you have been loving these practice days. It has been so good and helpful to unplug from the busyness and all the necessities of regular life and to focus on awareness and self-care instead—and really fun to do this in community! We were unsure if we were going to do a practice day during the holiday time- but we are aware that for many the holidays are times of stress and disappointment, and so support for presence, letting go, and self-compassion might be appreciated. And so we figured, we would do it anyway! If you can make it we would dearly love to see you there.
We are going to structure the day a bit differently than the retreat days we’ve done so far, in honor of the
holidays. Some of it will be dedicated to a workshop so that we may explore together the sorts of challenges that arise
this time of year, and to see how we might get into the true spirit of the times. Christmastime is intended
to be the season of peace, love, joy, and goodwill, but surely we’ve all experienced the ways in which
this beautiful essence can be lost in consumerism and family conflict. How may we actually live in peace
and joy, and act towards ourselves and others with love, and goodwill? How may we practice being our
true selves during the holidays? These are the sorts of things we will explore. And as usual
there will be plenty of space and time to practice in simple ways off-line, to relax, and to just be.
We hope you will consider joining in as a part of your holiday season. In order to register simply go to the
sangha website (www.theoneopendoor.org), make a donation of any size, and send David an email
(firstname.lastname@example.org) to let him know you plan to attend.
Thank you everyone, be safe and well, and we hope to have the pleasure of practicing with you soon!