White Heron Sangha welcomes teacher Amana Brembry Johnson for a two-day online retreat.
"We are sacred beings with a deep capacity to see through the veil of separation into our interconnectedness."
Today’s world has revealed the truth of impermanence and uncertainty in ways that deeply touch our daily lives. As the truth of the unreliability of life unfolds, we can choose to embrace tremendous suffering or welcome the stillness within us that holds the power of awakening. We are sacred beings with a deep capacity to see through the veil of separation into our interconnectedness and interdependence with one another and the earth. This new and unfamiliar world is calling for us to arouse the full capacity of our spiritual potential, intuitive power, and ethical conduct.
During this two-day online retreat, we will map our own unique journey through guided and silent meditation, walking, and optional embodiment practices that settle the mind, heart, and body to open us to spacious awareness. There will be daily dharma talks, group reflection and discussion, as well as time for questions and answers. By practicing within the confines of our homes, we will experience an understanding of how to develop continuity of mindfulness in daily life. Our primary focus will be on cultivating awareness through recognition, acknowledgement and investigation of feeling tone and sensation. Through the practices of Lovingkindness, Compassion, and Joy we will deepen our capacity to nurture and care for both the joys and the sorrows of life.
The weekend will include guided and silent meditation practice, walking meditation, optional embodiment practice, dharma talks, group reflection and discussion. There will be time for questions and answers. The retreat is appropriate for all levels of practice.
We look forward to supporting you on this retreat. If you choose to attend, we are asking that you commit to the retreat with the same integrity you would bring to a retreat in a residential setting.
These handouts will be used during the retreat:
The Five Precepts
Amana Brembry Johnson offers meditation and compassionate movement practices that are rooted in the ethics of Dharma and social justice. She is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program, and articles and dharma talks by Amana are available online. As a spiritual mentor, Amana nurtures practitioners who wish to deepen and integrate meditation into daily life and cultivate compassionate engagement in the world. Body and breath awareness are central in Amana’s distinctive form of contemplative movement that interweaves indigenous wisdom with yoga, Qigong, and other embodiment practices. An accomplished visual artist, Amana creates imagery that exposes emotional and spiritual barriers of the heart as gateways into kindness, compassion, and self-love.
Saturday, November 7, 2020, 8:30AM - 4:30PM PST
Sunday, November 8, 2020, 9:30AM - 4:00PM PST
Where: Online via Zoom
The Zoom link for the retreat will be emailed to registrants on Friday, November 6.
Online/Home Retreat Guidelines and Suggestions
Pay what you can afford: $50, $25, or $0, depending on your means. The fee covers both days; attending the entire retreat enables you to fully appreciate the teachings that are being offered.
The teachings are offered freely. The retreat fee covers only retreat expenses; beyond that, none of the retreat fee goes to the teachers. We try to keep our retreat fees to a minimum so that you can be truly generous with your donation to the teachers and to White Heron Sangha. Instructions for donating to the teacher will be given at the retreat. You may donate to White Heron Sangha on our Donate Now page.
We require that you register online and pay by credit card or send a check to White Heron Sangha, PO Box 870, Morro Bay, CA 93443. Registration will close by noon (PST) on Friday, November 6.
For questions, contact Allen Dailey, allenWdailey@gmail.com