9/15/2005

Wilderness Meditation Retreat Wrap-up

Filed under: — Matt @ 4:24 pm

The Wilderness Dharma Center’s first weeklong meditation retreat is now complete and I’d like to extend my gratitude to all who contributed to making this retreat flow so gracefully, especially all the participants and my co-leader Caiyloirch. We were very blessed during the week by the beautiful and spacious land, benevolent weather, and the kindness and sincere practice of all of the retreatants.

I’d posted a number of photos from the week, as well as some testimonials that several of the retreatants shared with us regarding their experiences. Finally, I’ve added a link to many of the poems and quotations that were shared during the retreat.

Once again, I send so many thanks to everyone involved in this retreat! I’m very encouraged by how things have unfolded, and I look forward to continuing and expanding this work through future daylongs, retreats, and other programs. A New Year’s wilderness retreat is currently being planned as well as other events for the Spring and beyond. More details will be posted on the website as they emerge. Please continue to stay in touch and feel free to spread the word to all who might have interest.

Many blessings,
Matt

8/14/2005

Emigrant Wilderness Retreat Update

Filed under: — Matt @ 2:41 pm


Hello everyone,

I hope that you all are doing well these days. I’ve just returned from the Sierra, scouting the route for our wilderness retreat, and wanted to post a few updates about the course.

* First of all, the location is quite beautiful and I’m certainly looking forward to being out on this land together with you all. For a sneak peak, you can check out a few photos posted here.

* As of last week, the trip is filled to capacity (10 participants) with a couple of additional people on a waiting list. With the folks on the wait-list in mind, please let us know right away if for any reason you will not be able to attend the retreat. (For those who might be interested, I’m now in the planning stages for a December wilderness retreat in Southern California – details will be posted here on the website as they become available).

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7/11/2005

Wilderness Meditation Retreat Application

Filed under: — Matt @ 2:02 am

More detailed information regarding the Wilderness Meditation Retreat September 4th – 10th is now available. Please click here to download a PDF document with detailed information about the retreat including an application form and instructions. If you would like to sign up for the course, please return your application back to us promptly, as reservations will be made on a first-received basis. (read more)

5/10/2005

Wilderness Meditation Retreat

Filed under: — Matt @ 12:46 pm

The Wilderness Dharma Center is delighted to announce a 7-day backpacking retreat to take place September 4th – 10th, 2005 in the Sierra Nevada. For all the details, please read on below, or see the printable version of our flier.

 

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4/19/2005

Mt. Tam Daylong Wrap-up and Photos

Filed under: — Matt @ 11:26 am


Thanks to everyone for making this daylong retreat such a sweet and successful event!

We were blessed with a goregous sunny day and 15 kind and enthusiastic participants.

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4/13/2005

Nature and Dharma Daylong Logistics and Ride Info

Filed under: — Matt @ 9:35 am

Here is the updated information for the April 16th Nature and Dharma Daylong Retreat: (read more)

2/28/2005

Nature and Dharma Daylong Meditation Retreat

Filed under: — Matt @ 2:43 pm


To celebrate the coming of Spring and the launching of the Wilderness Dharma Center, Matt McNeil will be offering a Nature and Dharma daylong retreat on Saturday April 16th. The day will be held entirely outside on a gorgeous part of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County.

The Buddha’s meditation instructions begin with the advice to “go to the forest or to the foot of a tree.” Come join us as we follow this counsel and spend a day of retreat on the land. Through silent meditations and experiential activities, we will discover how careful attention to the natural world can refine our awareness and remind us of an innate sense of wonder and peace. Examining Nature as teacher, refuge, and expression of “the truth of how things are,” we will explore the ways a deep connection with Nature can inform and enrich our everyday lives. Suitable for beginning and experienced meditators of all traditions.

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