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REFUGE & RENEWAL: Grounding our Ethics, Growing our Compassion

Part, Half Day Retreat Series

with Heidi Bourne

Sundays: March 5, March 19

12:30pm - 4:30pm

What does it mean to live a life of non-harming?… How do we cultivate the courage and wisdom to turn towards difficulty?… What gets in the way?

In this series of four half-day retreats, we’ll draw primarily on Buddhist perspectives to explore how bringing our personal and collective ethics to the forefront of our lives creates the fertile and stable conditions for loving-kindness, contentment, generosity and compassion to grow. We’ll look at what supports and develops these qualities, along with the challenges and obstacles along the way.

Each retreat will include:

* Sitting & Walking Meditation
* Gentle Yoga
* Interactive Practices
* Silence & Stillness

Prerequisite: An existing meditation practice or completion of one multi-week course with Heidi. Choose the full four-part retreat series or individual retreats.


Heidi Bourne is a mindfulness meditation teacher and writer, and has been leading groups since 2005 in both private and in professional settings. She holds certification in Mindfulness Facilitation through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, and is a periodic guest teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.

Heidi has a background in nursing and has been a small business owner in Arcata, California for nearly 30 years. In her spare time, she and her husband, Bill, get out into the wilds hiking, backpacking and exploring.

Find out more about Heidi here.

Earlier Event: February 11
Shakti Sessions: Full-moon flow
Later Event: March 18
Meditative Circle Dance