Engaging Societal Challenges with the Energy of Mindfulness
Bodhisattvas in Action
Part 1: May 16 - 23
Part 2: May 24 - 27
at the Mariposa Institute
in Ukiah, CA
Join Mindful Peacebuilding and Sugarplum Sanghas for a special Spring retreat to sit with and engage in the challenges of today's society as bodhisattvas in action embraced by the beauty of nature at Mariposa. Through a combination of mindfulness meditation practices of sitting, walking, and eating together in silence, plus conversation and skill building sessions, we will joyfully explore walking the path of the bodhisattva together so that our practice can be a real manifestation of the aspiration to transform suffering whatever our life circumstances.
This retreat will be offered in two parts. Part 1 (May 16 - 23) links five Bodhisattvas that inspire the Plum Village approach to Engaged Buddhism with a Mindfulness Training each day, as we inquire together into how these deep aspirations can be practiced in the world of ordinary daily living as well as in the special conditions of a retreat environment. Part 2 (May 24 - 27) focuses on how mindfulness of breathing can awaken the bodhisattva qualities within us and provide the theme for the annual Community of Mindful Living Retreat in which a children's program will also be offered. Retreatants are welcome to join for either or both of the parts.
Mindful Peacebuilding and The Sugarplum Sangha are committed to making our retreats accessible for people of all financial backgrounds. We invite retreatants to pay as they are able, and do not turn anyone away for lack of funds.The costs we need to cover for this retreat are for lodging, food, travel, and dana for our teachers. We suggest contributions of the following amounts:
Part 1 (May 16 - 23): $300
Part 2 (May 24 - 27): $175
Parts 1 & 2: $425
Contributions exceeding the suggested amount make it possible for those with financial limitations to attend at a lower cost and help Mindful Peacebuilding and Sugarplum Sangha to fund mindfulness practice programs and facilities improvements at the Mariposa Institute. Please consider your financial situation and contribute the most generous amount within your means, remembering that the greatest gift you give is your presence and your practice.