Weekend Retreat for People of Color: Healing Ourselves, Healing our World
Kaira Jewel Lingo
2/4/2018 at Sanctuary Retreat Center, (19520 Darnestown Rd., Beallsville, MD, 20839) (Map It)
Friday, February 2-Sunday, February 4
Participants should arive at 5 p.m. on Friday. The retreat ends at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Coteacher: Marisela Gomez is a mindfulness practitioner (ordained in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing), public health scholar activist, and physician. Of Afro-Latina ancestry, she lives in Baltimore involved in social justice activism and community building/health research, and is the author of Race, Class, Power and Organizing in East Baltimore.
In this retreat, we will pause to stop running, to stop "doing", to calm our minds and bodies and to be at ease. A retreat is an opportunity to let go of our worry and anxiety about the past and the future, rest, and begin to be present for what is happening in the present moment. Everyone can practice because everyone can breathe.
We will focus on the relationship between body, breath and mind. Slowly, we will develop greater awareness of ourselves, and how we can bring peace, joy and healing to ourselves, our relationships and our communities, by living a more wakeful life.
Our retreats are suitable for both beginning and experienced mindfulness practitioners.
Each day includes sitting and walking meditation, gentle movement and awareness exercises, mindful eating and teachings. There is also free time for personal practice. We will observe noble silence each evening after dinner concluding after breakfast. As this is a residential retreat, please plan to stay overnight instead of commuting.
This venue is partially accessible for those with mobility impairments. Please contact the retreat manager for more information.
Retreat Manager: Kaira Jewel Lingo
Fees: Sliding scale, $250-300. The fee includes all vegetarian meals and accommodations. Please give at the highest level you can afford so others can attend.
Dana: In keeping with the Buddhist tradition, the teachers and retreat managers receive no payment. The above cost covers room and board only. Dana (donations) offered by students at the end of the retreat are appreciated and support the teachers and retreat managers in continuing to make the teachings available to all. Dana offerings are tax-deductible.
Scholarships: Some scholarships are available – contact Marisela.
This event is co-sponsored by IMCW, Social Health Concepts & Practice, Baltimore and Beyond Mindfulness Community, and the Thich Nhat Hahn Foundation.
Any questions? Contact us