• $850.00 – For 1 guest in Private Room in Shared Cottage (2 guests per cottage)
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Being Fully Present

With Jack Petranker and Ignacio Ercole

June 14 - 16, 2024

We welcome Jack Petranker and Ignacio Ercole of the Center of Creative Inquiry in Berkeley to offer this weekend of deep listening and observation.

For many of us with busy and fast-paced lives, we find that feelings of stress, overwhelm, irritation, or anger arise more frequently than we would like. This causes strain in our relationships at home and at work. The antidote for difficult and damaging emotions is the practice of becoming fully present, finding our breath and being with what is actually happening in this moment, open to our sense of past and future, but not trapped by them.

In this retreat, we explore ways to be fully present with the now. We will draw on practices that engage body, mind, and spirit. We first ground ourselves in our body, work with our breathing, explore our senses of hearing and seeing, and then identify the stories we are telling ourselves. We begin to analyze the thoughts and emotions that build up around these stories.

Through contemplation and movement, time spent in nature, and sharing our time together, we will learn to become more fully alive. We will activate a new way of experiencing that starts with relaxation and the joy of discovery and deepens naturally into compassion and calmness.

If you feel like you could use more peace in your life, find more resources for healing your relations, and learn more about who you are, come join us on this retreat!

This retreat includes:

  • Meditation
  • Practices for Being Fully Present
  • Kum Nye – Tibetan Yoga
  • Time in Nature
  • Group Discussion

This retreat includes:

  • Meditation
  • Practices for Being Fully Present
  • Kum Nye – Tibetan Yoga
  • Time in Nature
  • Group Discussion

 

Schedule (Subject to Change):

FRIDAY
3pm Check-in
5:30pm Dinner
730-9pm Welcome & Introductions
SATURDAY
7am Kum Nye (optional)
8am Breakfast
9-12pm Morning Session
12:15pm Lunch
2-3:30pm Afternoon Session
3:30-5pm Time in Nature
5-5:30pm Reflections
5:30pm Dinner
7-8:15 Lecture & Practice
SUNDAY
7am Kum Nye (optional)
8-9am Review and Practice
9-10am Closing Circle
10am Brunch
12pm Checkout

 

Facilitators

Jack Petranker
Jack Petranker has been a student of Tarthang Tulku for more than 40 years, and has worked for the Nyingma organizations as an editor, writer, and teacher. A past Dean of the Nyingma Institute in Berkeley, he is now the Director of the Mangalam Buddhist Research Center and the Center for Creative Inquiry, and has taught mindfulness for decades. He has led retreats on four continents, and he holds degrees from Stanford, Yale Law School,…
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Ignacio Ercole
Ignacio Ercole (they/them) is a latinx psychologist, artist and mindfulness trainer. They have been trained as a psychodrama group coordinator and as a contextual and mindfulness based therapist. They completed the Full Presence Mindfulness teacher training and are currently the Art Director of the Center for Creative Inquiry.
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