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Seven-Day Retreat with Richard Witteman (nearly full, please check w/reception before applying)
July 1 - July 8
“In the silence of retreat, space is here to pause, to slow down. Space to see and feel and listen, to question and wonder…to be intimately in silence, in the heart of whatever we are, whatever is here. Sunlight and shadow…trees and rustling leaves…sensations, thoughts, and feelings.
There is room to ease up around judging, evaluating, and improving ourselves, trying to be someone and get somewhere…softening around the impulse to figure things out, to know who we are and where we are going.”
Richard will give talks and private meetings and will take part in the daily group dialogue. Here is a talk from December 2014 in which Richard explores staying right here in this moment, amidst all the comings and goings of thought and emotion. For more information, including other talks and articles expressing his approach to the meditative work, please visit his page.