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Online Retreat: Our Bodies Break Light

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 Day 2

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 ‘There is no inside or outside, there’s just the world and we are part of the world.’

Paramananda

 

 

Resources for Day 2:

 

Monday 8am
 

Welcome to Day 2
Salute to the Three Jewels
Poem
45 min unled meditation – open sit with bells at the beginning and the end.

 

 

 

I would love to live
Like a river flows,
Carried by the surprise
Of its own unfolding.
John O’Donohue
 
 
Monday 10.30am

 
Overland to the Islands

Let’s go — much as that dog goes,
intently haphazard. The
Mexican light on a day that
“smells like autumn in Connecticut”
makes iris ripples on his
black gleaming fur — and that too
is as one would desire — a radiance
consorting with the dance.
Under his feet
rock and mud, his imagination, sniffing,
engaged in its perceptions — dancing
edgeways, there’s nothing
the dog disdains on his way,
nevertheless he
keeps moving, changing
pace and approach but
not direction — “every step an arrival.”
Denise Levertov
 

 

Monday 4 pm
 
Meditation led by Bodhilila

Q & A with Paramananda and Bodhilila
 

 

 

 

 

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Drinking tea, sitting, quiet – ahhh. This Saturday enjoy Zen tea. More info here. Book here.

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