Fall Work Weekend: Fall Into Meditation
Southern Dharma Staff
November 6 - 8, 2020
Join with the Southern Dharma staff to help with end-of-season tasks in preparation for winter. Working meditation activities will include leaf raking, road maintenance, wood gathering, log splitting, kitchen maintenance, and end-of-season housekeeping tasks.
The Fall Work Weekend is structured as a silent two-night retreat with scheduled sitting meditation sessions each morning and evening and with ample free time to enjoy the natural beauty of the Southern Dharma campus. Participants will be given basic instruction in sitting meditation and mindful movement. Working meditation sessions will give participants the opportunity to practice mindfulness while engaging in everyday and seasonal work activities.
Southern Dharma will provide room, board (vegan cuisine), an introduction to Buddhist meditation, and the opportunity to serve our retreat community. Both beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome to participate.
Participants should bring indoor and outdoor work clothes, water-repellant work shoes or boots, indoor shoes or slippers, an outdoor hat, rain gear, and plenty of clothing layers to keep warm and comfortable through weather changes and fluctuating fall temperatures.