Stress as a Spiritual Teacher: An At-Home Meditation Retreat
September 8 - 11, 2022
The past couple of years have been a period of unprecedented stress for many of us. Buddhist teachings offer us a wide variety of skillful means for “turning poison into medicine.” In this retreat, we’ll investigate the nature of stress and the ways in which our own suffering can become a gateway to compassion that transforms the way we move through the world. A primary focus will be the practices of silent sitting and walking meditation. There will be meditation instruction, dharma talks, and experiential exercises designed to reframe our life experiences as stepping stones in the process of spiritual awakening. This retreat is a heartfelt invitation to explore your “growing edges” in a caring, supportive practice community.
Until further notice, registration for our residential programs is restricted to individuals who have or will receive their final Covid-19 vaccination at least two weeks before their arrival on site. We will be restricting total retreat capacity to allow for comfortable, unmasked participation, as well as the option of outdoor dining. Please be prepared to present proof of your vaccination upon request. We also require all registered participants to present negative results from a Covid test performed in the 3 days prior to the start of your retreat AND that you consent to being tested upon your arrival at Southern Dharma. Any rapid antigen test is acceptable for testing, including over-the-counter at-home tests.
Thank you for your understanding as we work to ensure the safety of our staff, teachers, retreatants, and larger community!
Housing and all meals are included in the program fee. We are currently offering six housing options:
- Bed in Lodge, shared double room (2nd floor)
- Bed in Lodge, dorm with privacy partitions (3rd floor)
- Unheated kuti (single cabin, outdoor bathroom)
- Heated kuti (single cabin, outdoor bathroom)
- Canvas Tent (furnished, outdoor bathroom)
- Basic Tent Platform
Please use the appropriate field in the registration process to let us know your preferences in regards to housing, if any, and also specify if you insist on or prefer being housed with others of the same gender. All housing options are priced the same except for the Basic Tent Platform.
Southern Dharma is now offering 50% scholarship awards for BIPOC and Young Adults in addition to those with financial need. Indicate your interest in a Southern Dharma in-house scholarship during the registration process.