Mindfulness thru Nature 1 day Retreat
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Hyalite Lake Basin – Crescent Lake Trail
9:30am to 4pm
OR do one or both of these short 1.5 hour mindfulness hikes:
Tuesday, July 18, 5:30pm to 7pm, Ousel Falls, Big Sky
Saturday, August 19, 10 to 11:30am, Big Sky
What if going outside were an opportunity to be present and awake for all that nature has to teach us?
That’s the intention of this retreat: to learn presence and the art of “being” thru the gift of nature.
We’ll leave behind the past, not worry about the future, technology will be a forgotten word, with what remaining being each step and each sound of the forest.
In this 1 day retreat, we’ll explore different activities and modalities to bring awareness back to the now, where peace resides. We’ll wake up to the lessons of the majestic trees, the sound of our footsteps, the joy of watching a bird of prey soar, and how the expanse of sky can open our heart to all that’s possible.
We’ll let the poetry of Mary Oliver, Wendell Berry, Rumi and more touch our soul and help us reconnect to the wisdom and Source within. We’ll come home to our True Nature through every step, and every one of our senses.
We’ll meditate by the lake, practice mindful eating of our lunch (yum!), and a special walking meditation that will bring your senses into the NOW.
Sounds magical doesn’t it? It is! Nature is the perfect teacher.
by David Wagoner
Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have make this place around you.
If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here.
No trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
Where you are. You must let it find you.
We’ll walk between 3 to 5 miles roundtrip on undulating terrain. Moderate fitness level recommended. If you’re unsure, send Angela a quick email to ask.
All are welcome for this extraordinary day!
There will be a carpooling option from Bozeman.
Suggested donation for the retreat: $36 – $78 depending on income. Donations will be accepted at the end of the retreat.
Space is limited to 12. By registering, you are reserving your spot.
Register and reserve your spot by sending an email to Angela here.
Angela brings together her 20 years of mountain guiding and outdoor education experience with her passion for mindfulness and coaching from her 14 years as a student of Buddhism and Non-Duality. She brings a wealth of wisdom to her classes and retreats.
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