At Home Retreat – Tending Your Garden and Your Precious Heart
May 13 - 16, 2021
The garden is our sanctuary from the busy, crazy world—a place we come home to, a place to relax, recharge, and refresh ourselves. By tending our little patch of flowers or veggies, we plant the seeds of calm, steadiness, and kindness. We nurture our own resilience and the resilience of the bit of earth we take responsibility for. Settling into our inner landscape enables us to go calmly out into the big world and do what we are called to do.
In this 4-day retreat, we alternate sitting meditation with gardening meditation. Cheryl offers meditation instructions for both indoors and outdoors.
Whether you garden in a flower pot or sustain yourself with the produce from your vegetable garden, expand your meditation practice into the open arms of Nature.
For our 2021 at home retreats, three fee tiers are offered. Please choose the option that best fits your ability to give in this time. Any amount paid above the Base rate is a tax deductible contribution to Southern Dharma Retreat Center. Your confirmation email is your receipt for tax purposes.
We are deeply grateful for your support.
Registration fees do not include dana for the teacher. In the Buddhist tradition the teachings are offered freely and teachers are not paid for their offerings. They rely on dana contributions from students. Similarly, Southern Dharma keeps registration fees low to ensure the Dharma is accessible to all. Fees cover only a fraction of Southern Dharma’s operating expenses. We appreciate your practice of generosity to continue the dissemination of the Dharma!
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Please indicate your interest in a scholarship during the online registration process.
Do you need a contemplative practice space for your at home retreat? Click here for details about our 3 bedroom rental property, just a mile down West Road from Southern Dharma’s main campus.