Dharma, Intimacy, and Ecology: Finding the Path in Every Step

with Brian Lesage, Molly McCormick and Robin Craig

Dharma, Intimacy, and Ecology: Finding the Path in Every Step

Register Here - There are a couple of spots left!

June 11 - 18, 2024

The Buddhist path is about unhooking our habitual ways of being in the world. One of these habitual patterns is the experience of being disconnected from the environment, which cultivates a sense of not belonging. We will be exploring ways of practicing that reconnect us with the natural world through the lenses of ecology and the early Buddhist tradition.

Delighting the Natural Heart

Kindness, Compassion, Joy, & Equanimity

Delighting the Natural Heart

 

An In-Person Retreat

November 23 - 30, 2024

Information and Registration

The qualities of the Brahma Vihāras (Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity) can be developed in a way that is accessible and heart opening. Yet at times, the practices to develop these qualities can feel dry and disconnected. In this Buddhist nature based retreat, informed by the biological understandings of Organic Intelligence®, we will explore these Brahma Vihāras (divine abodes) outside in connection with place, with human and non-human nature.

Practice will be outside, weather permitting.

Dharma Treasure Retreat Center in southern Arizona, USA

 

Click here to learn more and to register.

 

Clinical Mindfulness Series: From Mud To Lotus

Recognizing and Cultivating Compassion

Clinical Mindfulness Series: From Mud To Lotus

Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 8:30 - 9:30am PDT

Compassion is a pillar of both Organic Intelligence(r) and Buddhism. Yet what do we mean by compassion and how do we cultivate it? How does compassion relate to our fundamental nature, including our biology? How do we experience compassion differently through the three phases of OI, and as a client, an as a therapist?

In this Clinical Mindfulness webinar, OI Faculty and meditation teacher Robin Craig will explore these questions in dialogue with Andi Scott Dumas, another longtime meditator and OI Mentor.

For more information and to join Robin and Andi live, visit the OI Clinical Mindfulness website here.

 

Black Lives Matter

Resources for Understanding and Liberation

It is natural for historical events to slide out of day to day consciousness; however, it is important to keep in mind that even in moments when overt acts of racism or brutality against black people are not in the public media, these ARE current moment events and issues.

They continue. Most recently Tyre Nichols.

As you remember the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many other black people before and since by police, continue to nurture connection with each other and authentic emotions. As we move forward in time, let us not move backwards in our personal, spiritual, and social development.

If you are white bodied, as I am, please take the time to become educated about how we have all been racialized both explicitly and implicitly.  Allow the movement of this moment to touch you, open you to exploration and shifting perspectives so that we do not continue to engage in harming behaviors out of ignorance