August 19-22, 2021
The retreat will be from supper on Thursday night, August 19th, through lunch on Sunday, August 22nd. Check-in is between 3 – 5 PM on Thursday. The location is the St. Francis Springs Retreat Center near Stoneville, NC; about 2 hours from Charlotte. The registration fee (Single retreat room $444.00 for 3 nights, deposit $222.00 or Double retreat room $354.00 for 3 nights, deposit $177.00 – Opportunity to specify roommate on registration form) includes lodging and all meals (vegetarian). The retreat will be held in Noble Silence. Previous meditation experience will be helpful, but not required. Chairs and a limited number of meditation cushions and mats will be available. If you have your own, please bring them. All are expected to comply with COVID guidelines.
Wisdom and Compassion
Developing the ‘two wings” of our practice – wisdom and compassion – allows us to live with more balance and ease! Through our meditation practice we learn to be present and accept whatever arises. Insights into the true nature of our being arise and this leads to the wisdom needed to reduce our suffering. And just as we wish to reduce our own suffering, compassion arises for the suffering of others. Developing a compassionate heart and being, gives us the grounding for engaging in the world. Join us as we explore these “two wings” of our practice.