Radical Inclusion: The Practice of Leaving Nothing Out
A Weekend Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
Friday March 22 to Sunday March 24, 2019
Led by Margaret Fletcher, Jeanne Ann Whittington and Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger
Many of us are initially drawn to meditation practice as a way of finding peace in the turmoil of our own lives and the world we live in. This is understandable, good and necessary — without the capacity to settle into some quiet and clarity, we may lack the patience and perspective to embrace our lives with the fullness of heart and mind that we wish for. And yet on our cushions, we find that the full range of human experience is present. We find not only peace and clarity, but also confusion, conflict and denial. Can our practice be a radical act of opening to it all? What if we were to turn towards whatever we find, with curiosity and whole-heartedness? From this willingness to be with each moment, with boundless inclusiveness, grows understanding and compassion for both ourselves and others, allowing us to meet our world with wisdom, skill and kindness.
Our Fifth Annual Weekend Retreat
held at the
Unitarian Universalist Church in Concord
274 Pleasant St, Concord, NH 03301
For both beginners and experienced meditators.
Begins 5 pm Friday, March 22, 2019.
Ends at noon on Sunday, March 24, 2019.
Participants in the Concord area will sleep at home.
Accommodations for participants from out of town will be provided at the church or in homes.
Our retreat is offered on a three tier basis and each person may choose the level that feels right for themselves. No participant will be turned away based on financial constraints. The tiers are: 1) you name the amount; 2) $40 to cover retreat costs; or 3) any amount above $40 to help cover the church’s overhead costs and to support the expansion of the congregation’s contemplative practice activities.
For more information contact Kim Gillis at firstname.lastname@example.org
To register, please submit the form below.