Where the inner work and the outer work meet and merge.
Friday December 17, 6pm - Sunday December 19, 1pm, 2010
Gainesville Retreat Center
A weekend retreat combining the wisdom and practice of Zen Buddhism and Nonviolent Communication
From presence flows greater compassion for all beings. In presence, we nourish our spirits so that all life may flourish. This retreat offers guidance and sustenance for your inner work, empowering you to be totally present to the reality of relationships, humanity, and earth. Such presence helps heal our world.
The retreat will introduce:
· the basics of Nonviolent Communication;
· meditation practice in the Zen tradition;
· the mutual interdependence of “inner” work and “outer” relationship work.
Together we will share sitting and walking meditation, floating meditation (there's a heated pool), and nature meditation. Interspersed throughout the weekend will be time for individual reflection and journaling, as well as group learning in both NVC and Zen Buddhism. A more detailed schedule and directions will be mailed at a later date.
Retreat Leaders: Revv. Meredith Garmon and LoraKim Joyner (Unitarian Univeraslist)
Meredith is senior minister of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
of Gainesville, a Zen practitioner for 9 years,
and a senior student
Sanbo Kyodan Zen school
Sanbo Kyodan Zen school
LoraKim is a UU minister who has served in
congregations in Raleigh, NC; El Paso, TX; and
Gainesville, FL and is a Certified Trainer
in Nonviolent Communication
(based on Marshall Rosenberg's work and the
Center for Nonviolent Communication
Location: Gainesville Retreat Center
Time: Friday at 6 p.m. (begins with dinner) until Sunday at noon (ends with lunch).
Accommodations: The retreat center is a converted large home on over 100 acres near Newnan Lake. The home beds 12 people in a dormitory style setting. Meals are simple, but ample and delicious vegetarian. We have space for 25 people at the retreat. You may choose other lodging or commute during the day.
Costs: Two nights lodging with all meals: $120 double, $160 single
Daytrippers: 2 lunches, 2 dinners: $65
Registration: To register, email LoraKim with your intention to attend. To reserve your spot, send a check to LoraKim.
Deadline: December 1, 2010.
firstname.lastname@example.org, 352-375-8531, 3109 NW 35th Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32605