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Women's Weekend Retreat: Fear and Fearlessness

led by Padmatara
Oct 9–11 (Fri 6pm to Sun 3:30pm) at Jikoji.
Our annual women's weekend retreat is a wonderful opportunity to spend a weekend practicing together in the relaxing natural beauty of the Santa Cruz Mountains. We hope you can join us!

Our theme this year is Fear and Fearlessness

~ Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love. (Rilke) ~

Through meditation, mindful communication and body awareness we will gently explore ways to bring kind awareness to the parts of us that are afraid and anxious. As we learn to listen fearlessly, without an agenda, we can begin to appreciate the full subtlety and richness of our experience so that our dragons lose their apparent solidity and become less frightening. Gradually we can expand our capacity to turn towards all our fears with kind curiosity, and even love, rather than judging them or reacting from them.
Sliding scale: $230–185
Registration deadline with $100 deposit: Oct 1