1/11/2006

Nature and Dharma Daylong at Spirit Rock

Filed under: — Matt @ 1:33 pm

Douglas Iris on the Spirit Rock Land 2005I’d like to let you all know that I will be offering a Nature and Dharma daylong retreat this spring on the land at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Spirit Rock’s large parcel of open-space is a very special place full not only of great natural beauty but also of the energy of years of human care and meditation. The spring months are an especially sweet time there as the land is at its most lush and colorfully vibrant point.

For more information or to sign-up (pre-registration is recommended), please visit Spirit Rock’s website.
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New Year’s Retreat Summary and Photos

Filed under: — Matt @ 11:44 am


The New Year’s Retreat is now complete and I’d like to thank all those whose presence and participation led to such a positive and rewarding experience. For those interested, please feel free to visit the gallery for some photos of our time together. Several people also contributed beautiful testimonials of their experiences.

The power of awareness practice, wilderness experience, and kind and mindful community was so evident throughout retreat but was perhaps most vividly demonstrated during our return on the last day. (Due to an unforecast but strong storm we ended up hiking out through several hours of steady rain). Taking the muddy trails and soggy boots seemingly effortlessly in stride, the group’s sense of equanimity, camaraderie, wonder, and delight was both powerful and inspiring.

It was truly an honor to share this beautiful time with such noble company. I’d also like to express special thanks to my wise and skillful co-leader Caiyloirch and to Kirsten for her lovely presence and her exceptional and delicious work in coordinating the food.

Thank you so much to those who’ve offered dana, testimonials, or feedback. These are all very much appreciated and are essential in making possible future Wilderness Dharma Center retreats and events. (Additional testimonials or feedback can be sent via email and checks or other donations can be sent to the address listed here.)

many blessings,
Matt