Spring Renewal Meditation Retreat: Intimate with Life
Thursday Evening, April 21 – Sunday Morning, April 24, 2022 with optional extension to 4/26, Bethany Hills Retreat Center, Kingston Springs, TN
“Enlightenment is Intimacy With all Things” ~ Dogen
Each spring the earth awakens from its winter slumber as the days grow warmer and longer. During this time together we will renew our minds and hearts in the simple yet profound practice of sitting and walking meditation. Gradually this practice will lead us to intimacy with all of life as we touch the present moment with a kind and open heart.
With a warm community of participants, teacher guidance and a supportive practice schedule, this retreat will help you access the liberating power of awareness right where you are. It will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, instructions, dharma talks, q&a and optional group or private meetings with the teacher.
This retreat is suitable for all levels of experience from beginner to long term practitioner. The cost is $395 for three nights and $575 for the five night option. Please note that Bethany Hills has significantly raised their prices. We have decided not to pass along most of the price increase this retreat and will continue to make reduced fee scholarships available for those who need financial assistance. We also appreciate donations to our scholarship fund to allow those who need to pay less to attend as we will be operating on slim margins. For scholarships, email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. There will be a separate opportunity at retreat’s end to make a dana offering (donation) to the teacher.
If you are unable to pay the full fee at on time, please email us at the address above to arrange for two payments.
Lisa Ernst is a fully authorized meditation teacher in the Thai Forest/Spirit Rock lineage of Ajahn Chah, Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman. She teachers internationally and leads workshops and retreats nationally.