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Upcoming Regional Events
with Plum Village Dharma Teachers

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For a list of worldwide retreats with Plum Village Dharma teachers,
go to www.iamhome.org

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September 25-28, 2014
Deepening Compassion
A Retreat in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
with Dharmacharya Leslie Rawls
Oak Grove, Eastville, Virginia

The July 24th tornado in Northampton County elicited an outpouring of compassion from local residents. But we do not need a disaster in order to cultivate compassion in our everyday lives. On this retreat we will practice mindfulness in order to water wholesome seeds in our consciousness. One of our beautiful seeds is compassion. An integral part of the path to happiness and well being, compassion arises when we are in touch with suffering. Compassion is an expression of love.
We will enjoy formal sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks, private interviews with the teacher, small discussion groups,and solitary practice opportunities.
The retreat will be mostly silent and is appropriate for new and experienced practitioners.

Sponsored by Salt Marsh Sangha
Registration email: rudiwhitmore@gmail.com
PDF flyer: 2014 Virginia Retreat Brochure Fall

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October 2, 2014
An Evening of Mindfulness with Dharmacharya Michael Ciborski
Charlotte, NC

Our regular Thursday evening practice will be expanded for Michael's annual visit to our Sangha. Michael is a former Plum Village monk and co-founder of Morning Sun Community in New Hampshire. The evening will include sitting and walking meditation as well as a Dharma talk by Michael. Since Michael wrote many Plum Village chants, it's also likely to include singing. Everyone is welcome!

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Friday, October 10- Monday, October 13, 2014
Awakening the bodhisattva within,
Seeing bodhisattvas around Us.
A retreat in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
with Dharmacharya Leslie Rawls
Southern Dharma Retreat Center, Spring Creek, NC

Registration: http://www.southerndharma.org/retreat_rawls.shtml

Too often we find ourselves judging, blaming, and comparing ourselves to what we think or wish we should be, or judging, blaming, and comparing others to what we think or wish they should be. These mental habits separate us from each other and from our own true nature. The Buddha taught ways to let go of these habits so we can open our hearts and our minds to ourselves, each other, and the beautiful possibilities of life. In this retreat, Leslie will guide participants into touching our own awakened nature and developing the ability to see the awakened nature in those around us. Studies, practices, and Dharma talks will focus on the Heart Sutra, portions of the Lotus Sutra, and the four Brahmaviharas of loving kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. This silent retreat will include formal sitting and walking meditation, guided meditations, daily Dharma talks, private interviews with Leslie, sharing in small groups, solitary practice periods, and the beauty of Southern Dharma in the fall. Suitable for new and experienced practitioners.

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November 15, 2014
Gratitude
A Day of Mindfulness in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
with Dharmacharya Leslie Rawls
Knoxville, Tennessee

Sponsored by Mountain Solid, Water Reflecting Sangha
http://knoxmindful.org
info@knoxmindful.org

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November 17, 2014
Gratitude
An Evening of Mindfulness with Dharmacharya Leslie Rawls
Asheville, NC

Sponsored by Mountain Mindfulness Sangha
http://www.mountainmindfulness.org

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