Begin your journey of self-transformation through meditation and the cultivation of mindfulness in the Vipassana tradition

Posted By admin on January 17th, 2010

The way of the Buddha is to know yourself; To know yourself is to forget yourself; To forget yourself is to be awakened by all things. Dogen – Thirteenth Century Zen Monk



Touching the Earth: Awakening to Our Lives
with Susie Harrington

at the Bodhi Mandala Retreat Center in Jemez Springs, NM
Thursday – Wednesday, August 27th-Sept. 2nd, 2015
(registration begins Thursday at 2 p.m. and the retreat ends Wednesday at 1 p.m.)

Held in the beauty of the Bodhi Mandala Zen Center in Jemez Springs, NM, we will cultivate a practice of ease, relaxation, and connection. Meeting each moment with an open and curious heart, allowing the mind and body to settle into each moment with grace, our native intelligence becomes available and responsive. During this retreat, we will cultivate an open and joyful response to the life we are living in each moment of the retreat and beyond.

While our lives have their challenges, and the Buddha spoke directly to the difficulty of the human experience, it is our response in each moment that ultimately creates our individual experience. Through the opportunity of retreat we can examine more closely, and wisely adjust, our relationship to the experience — taking us toward ever more ease, joy, and awareness.

The retreat will be held in Noble silence with dharma talks, instructions, and opportunities for Q&A, and meetings with the teacher. We will spend our time in sitting and walking practice, much of the time outside. This retreat is appropriate for those newer to practice and those with experience.

Cost varies depending on lodging selection; details on other side.
Preference will be given to retreatants who attend the full seven days.
Some openings may be available for those who need to leave Sunday afternoon.
More information available from Jean Admire, 505-901-9455 or jeannie8pi@gmail.com
7-day Residential Insight Meditation Retreat with Susie Harrington
Registration and Information
August 27 to September 2, 2015
Co-sponsored by Albuquerque Vipassana Sangha, Santa Fe Vipassana Sangha, & Taos Mountain Sangha

Please fill out the registration form in full (thanks!) and send in with your deposit.
Name:____________________________________________Email: ______________________________
Age: ___________ Gender: ______________
Address: _____________________________ City: _____________________State: ______ ZIP: ________
Home Phone: _____________________________ Cell Phone: __________________________________
Emergency contact name/phone: _________________________________________________________
Please list any dietary restrictions: _________________________________________________________
Have you practiced meditation before? ________________ If yes, for how long? ___________________
Participant waiver: I understand that I am wholly responsible for my health and safety for the duration of the retreat, from its advent to close, and hereby waive and hold harmless the sponsoring sanghas and Susie Harrington from any liability whatsoever resulting from my participation. I understand that meditation can pose certain risks, and agree not to hold the sponsoring sanghas or Susie Harrington responsible or liable in the event of any accident, illness (mental or physical), loss of personal belongings, physical injury or emotional distress resulting from my participation in this retreat. I understand that I am fully responsible for obtaining any necessary medical treatment should any accident, illness or discomfort arise on the retreat.

Signature __________________________________________________________________________________________

Accommodations (meals and lodging) and Payment
Register early to get your lodging choice — limited options in each category.

______ Camping — $65/night — $390 for whole retreat

______ Shared room (may be double or triple), shared bath — $80/night—480 for whole retreat

______ Private room, private bath — $100/night—600 for whole retreat

Scholarship funds are available; please contact Anne (Osa) Arkin: osaearkin@gmail.com
Would you like to contribute to the scholarship fund? Yes ______ No ______
If yes, please indicate amount: _____________ (Many THANKS!)

Deposit: 50% due at time of registration, and final payment due by July 24th, 2015. (We happily accept full payment at time of registration). Please make your check payable to Taos Mountain Sangha and mail deposit to: Taos Mountain Sangha, PO Box 2854, Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557) For registration questions, email Jean at jeannie8pi@gmail.com or 505-901-9455

The Tradition of Dana: The Buddha’s teachings are offered according to the principal of dana, an ancient Pali word meaning generosity, giving, or gift. Dana has played a central role throughout the 2,500 year-old tradition of Buddhism. Honoring this ancient custom, the teachers in this lineage receive no salary and rely entirely on the generosity of retreat participants for their compensation. (Meals and housing are provided while they are teaching the retreat). Participants will have the opportunity to offer dana at the end of the retreat, so please have either check or cash available for offering dana.

Residential Retreat with Susie Harrington in late August. Co-sponsored with Albuquerque Vipassana Sangha and Santa Fe Vipassana Sangha.

Stay tuned for more information, coming after March 2015!