The Care and Feeding of Our Mindfulness Practice
A Weekend Retreat with Dharma Teacher Joanne Friday
November 1 - 3, 2013
Conception, MO (near Maryville, MO)
Check-in is from 4 - 5:30 p.m. on Friday, November 1st at the Welcome Center in St. Raphael Hall. The retreat will end at about 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 3rd. We will enjoy a variety of mindfulness practices including sitting meditation, walking meditation and deep relaxation.
Dharma Teacher Joanne Friday will explore how we keep our mindfulness practice fresh, alive and energized. Key to this is how we practice with our habit energies. We all have times when we are tempted to let our practice go to some degree. Other things seem to take priority. Then there are times we take on so much that we aren't effective at any of it. Or, we return from a retreat energized to practice, but it doesn't last. And, just when we think we've transformed ourselves in some way, another situation brings it all back to us again. It's all true, but with proper care and feeding, our mindfulness practice will continue to serve us well!
Joanne will also transmit the Five Mindfulness Trainings. Periods of gentle silence will nourish our mindfulness. Group discussions will help us connect the teachings to our daily lives. Bring your own meditation pad, cushion or bench. Chairs will be available. This retreat is ideal for newcomers as well as longtime practitioners.
Conception Abbey is located 20 miles east of Maryville, MO. Directions.
Single and shared rooms are available.
Conception Abbey does not provide a vegetarian serving line in their cafeteria. Thus vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes will be available. We encourage everyone to eat vegetarian as it makes retreat practice much easier. Those with specific dietary requirements may bring their own food to keep in a cooler in their room.
Dana - The Gift of Generosity
Joanne Friday follows a long tradition of offering the Buddha’s teachings without charge, as these teachings are priceless. As part of this tradition those receiving the teachings support the teacher. Please consider making a donation according to your means and the value you feel you have received. Make your donation at the retreat.
Partial scholarships may be available. We accept donations for scholarships with your registration. We ask you to request support from your Sangha if you are part of one. You may be asked work at the retreat in exchange for the scholarship. Please enclose a letter describing your aspirations for your practice and the amount of your need with your registration form.
Please complete the registration form. Early bird registration ends, Monday, October 14, 2013. Registration ends Thursday, October 24, 2013
About Joanne Friday
Joanne is a Dharma teacher in the Tiep Hien Order, the Order of Interbeing, founded by Buddhist monk and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. In 2003 she received authority to teach from Thich Nhat Hanh, her teacher for twenty years.
Joanne leads meditation retreats for sanghas and groups throughout the Northeast. She lives in Rhode Island where she is the guiding teacher for the six sanghas which comprise the Rhode Island Community of Mindfulness. She is also an Associate Chaplain at the University of Rhode Island. Check the Calendar to find out where Joanne is teaching.
Joanne feels that the Dharma is the greatest gift she has ever received, and her greatest joy is to pass it on. It is in this spirit that her Dharma talks and teachings are offered. Read Joanne’s latest Sangha Updates, subscribe to them, or connect with her talks and writings.