THEME: SOLITUDE IN THE CROWD
How can I stand tall with strength, and yet be receptive to the needs of others? How can I be true to my own values, while being open to learning about the experiences of others? How can I be engaged fully in the world, while remaining detached from the outcome?
We will contemplate these and other questions during or weekend together, while enjoying the society of our brothers.
To facilitate this aim, we will work with the following activities
- Morning meditation and evening zhikr.
- Working with our hands and bodies to transform the land.
- Open discussion and sharing of experiences and ideas.
In addition, there will be hearty food, enjoyment of wildlife, the outdoors, and each other.
"The opportunity for self-observation and personal growth that exists at these retreats is unparalleled. Not only have I had many of my own personal breakthroughs in understanding. I often go back and read my notes, writing and poems which are truly profound."