This retreat held in the last days of the year offers a time of quiet and community, with a gentle schedule allowing for rest, reading, and walking to nearby Muir Beach and in the hills surrounding Green Gulch Farm.
This workshop, specifically designed for mental health practitioners, will include elements of mindfulness-based practices with guided meditations and specific therapeutic skills that offer skill-building exercises. Rather than a primarily didactic approach to learning these skills, this type of learning is experiential in nature.
This retreat will offer in-depth meditation instruction, periods of sitting and walking meditation, a dharma talk, discussion and a 12-step meeting. There will also be time to explore the beauty of the Green Gulch gardens and grounds.
Our day will include zazen; discussion of the poems and of the dharma that arises from their core themes; body and breath work with Shakespeare’s language; and, finally, an opportunity to craft and share our own sonnets of the heart. No prior knowledge of Shakespeare is required.