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We are a Portland-based meditation community committed to supporting each other in life and on the path of awakening.
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We are pleased to be able to once again host our annual one-month opportunity for personal retreat at Ser Chö Ösel Ling, our retreat land in Goldendale, WA. Some may sign up for the entire month and others will come for stays ranging from a weekend to three weeks. Each week of retreat will begin on a Friday from March 1 until March 29, 2024. Time periods available are for 1-week, 2-weeks, 3-weeks, 4-weeks and weekends, all beginning on a Friday.
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 - Friday, Mar 29, 2024
So much of our unease, self-criticism, despondency, or stress is caused by thoughts and patterns of thinking that we are often barely aware of. Meditation is about becoming more and more familiar with the essence of our being—that which lies beneath all fleeting experiences and is a source of inherent well being. This retreat is an opportunity to engage more deeply in this process and can equally serve as an introduction to or as an infusion of inspiration for this path of discovery.
Friday, Apr 12, 2024 - Sunday, Apr 14, 2024
We all experience grief, anger, confusion and suffering being alive in our world. Rosemarie Sweet and Carolyn Peck offer this workshop based on the work of Joanna Macy, Buddhist scholar and activist. Known as The Work That Reconnects, this process allows us to create a trusted group structure within which to better know our own fear, grief, anger and sorrow. Listening fully, all who have gathered can connect with each other in a deeply respectful way, and sense the acceptance, compassion, and connection that comes alongside the experiences. This workshop will be centered around a ritual called a Truth Mandala. Participants sit in a tight circle, making a containment vessel. The circle has four quadrants. Each quadrant has a symbolic object signifying the feelings we feel: fear, sorrow, anger and deprivation or need. As Joanna Macy says, “You may wonder where hope is. The very ground of this mandala is hope. If we didn’t have hope, we wouldn’t be here.” In this sacred space, each of us will have the opportunity to share our feelings for the world we move in and know and be truly heard.
Saturday, Apr 13, 2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm