To awaken is to be intimate with all life Dogen
In this experiential retreat we explore what it means - as women - to pay radical attention to all our relationships: with ourselves, others, the world. We will enquire into the question: what does it take to engage life fully and open-heartedly; to cultivate what C. G. Jung called a “kinship with all life”? We will spend time in silence, walking in nature, meditating, story-telling and reading poetry, alone and in conversation, dancing and creating, through which we will cultivate an attitude of befriending our experiences - whatever these happen to be. Inspiration and guidance are drawn from Buddhist wisdom and meditation practices, psychology (particularly Jungian) and images of the archetypal feminine, to cultivate loving-kindness to ourselves and others, and to be truly present, and awake in our lives.