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Upcoming Regional Events
with Plum Village Dharma Teachers

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For a list of worldwide retreats with Plum Village Dharma teachers,
go to www.iamhome.org

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May 23-26, 2014
Cultivating the Beauty in Your Heart;
Awakening Your Deepest Aspiration
A Retreat in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
with Dharmacharyas Chan Huy and Leslie Rawls

St. Francis Springs Prayer Center, Stoneville, NC

Mark your calendar to join us for the sixth annual retreat with these two rich teachers in a beautiful, nourishing spiritual center.
This retreat offers an opportunity to slow down, rest, and refresh ourselves in a peaceful, supportive setting. We will enjoy formal sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks, private interviews with teachers, small discussion groups, and solitary practice opportunities.
The retreat will be mostly silent and is appropriate for new and experienced practitioners.

Co-sponsored by Charlotte Community of Mindfulness and Deep River Sangha (Greensboro) Registration: www.deepriversangha.org
PDF flyer: Memorial Day Retreat Flyer

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Friday, October 10- Monday, October 13, 2014
Awakening the bodhisattva within,
Seeing bodhisattvas around Us.
A retreat in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
with Dharmacharya Leslie Rawls

Southern Dharma Retreat Center, Spring Creek, NC
Registration: http://www.southerndharma.org/retreat_rawls.shtml

Too often we find ourselves judging, blaming, and comparing ourselves to what we think or wish we should be, or judging, blaming, and comparing others to what we think or wish they should be. These mental habits separate us from each other and from our own true nature. The Buddha taught ways to let go of these habits so we can open our hearts and our minds to ourselves, each other, and the beautiful possibilities of life. In this retreat, Leslie will guide participants into touching our own awakened nature and developing the ability to see the awakened nature in those around us. Studies, practices, and Dharma talks will focus on the Heart Sutra, portions of the Lotus Sutra, and the four Brahmaviharas of loving kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. This silent retreat will include formal sitting and walking meditation, guided meditations, daily Dharma talks, private interviews with Leslie, sharing in small groups, solitary practice periods, and the beauty of Southern Dharma in the fall. Suitable for new and experienced practitioners.