Residential Meditation Retreat led by Lisa Ernst, September 21 – 25, Ocoee, TN
Hosted by Red Clay Sangha,
“When I look inside and see that I am nothing, that is wisdom. When I look outside and see that I am everything, that is love. And between those two, my life flows.” — Nisargadatta
To develop a wise and balanced practice, the Buddha taught that we need to cultivate both emptiness and compassion. Tipping too far into emptiness, our hearts can close to the suffering of the world; tipping too far into compassion we may become overwhelmed by suffering because we can’t see emptiness at the core. When they are strong and balanced, emptiness and compassion generate the conditions that lead to genuine compassion, liberation and wise action.
Coming together in community and supporting each other’s practice, we will have an opportunity to nurture and awaken this union of emptiness and compassion. Led by Lisa Ernst, this retreat will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, instructions, dharma talks and Q&A. This retreat is suitable for all levels of experience.
Ocoee, TN is an easy 2.5 hour drive from Nashville. For more info and registration, go here.