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WEEKEND RETREAT: Getting Grounded Meditation Retreat

March 24 @ 8:00 pm - March 26 @ 5:00 pm

“Internal earth-element and external earth-element are exactly the same earth-element.” –MN140 Dhātu-vibhaṅga Sutta (Analysis of Elements)

When we look at the natural world, we see dirt, water, air, and warmth – and when we look at our own bodies, we see the same four things. Contemplating the identical nature of inner and outer elements is a Buddhist practice that helps us develop non-attachment and liberating insight. We’ll be contemplating dirt and water in a very direct way as we work on planting seedlings, and we’ll be practicing with motion and energy through Qi-Gong and Tai-Chi – and we will also be contemplating all four elements in the ancient practices of Buddhist meditation.

This retreat is a semi-silent retreat.

Advance registration is required for all participants. Attendance is required for the duration of the entire retreat.

Registration to this retreat does not reserve you a spot. A confirmation email will be sent to participants who have signed-up and completed all registration steps below a week prior, once their application has been approved by management. All others are to be considered on a waiting list. If you register to stay overnight and decide not to attend, please inform us as soon as possible, so another person on the waiting list may come in your place.



March 24 @ 8:00 pm
March 26 @ 5:00 pm
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Rockaway Summer House
504 Beach 68th Street
Rockaway Beach, NY 11692 United States
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