Skin Out, Skin In: Uncovering the Roots of Racism and Oppression through the Four Foundations of Mindfulness
With JoAnna Hardy and Erin Treat
May 20 - 24, 2020
On the path to making a more equitable, just, and awake world, we need to wake up to how the roots of racism and oppression can arise within ourselves. By connecting to how they may arise in ourselves, we can more effectively and compassionately connect to how they arise in other people. How we express ourselves externally comes from direct relationship to our own hearts and minds. Through clarity of heart and mind, we are capable of the greatest wisdom and compassion.
In this retreat you will have the opportunity to:
- Work with the internal and external practices of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, which help us more clearly see the conditions of racism and oppression.
Who Should Attend?
- This retreat is open to all.
- We extend a special invitation to people of color and those across the diverse gender spectrum.
- We offer our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Scholarship fund as a resource for anyone with financial limitations to make it possible to attend. For more information, visit our Scholarships and Financial Assistance Page.
What To Expect?
- This retreat will be held predominantly in silence practicing the Satipatthana (Four Foundations of Mindfulness) both internally and externally. We will also practice relational exercises to work with the concepts in real time.
Suggested Dana Range: $150 – $250
What is Dana?
- Dana is a Pali word meaning “generosity.” As one of the six paramitas or “perfections,” the practice of generosity is an integral part of the Buddhist path. Dharma teachings are traditionally offered on the basis of dana which is offered to a teacher in recognition of the precious gift that has been given. Tara Mandala compensates teachers by only covering their travel and room and board while teaching. Tara Mandala suggests a range of dana for each retreat, based on the number of days in which the retreat will take place. There is an opportunity to give dana upon registration directly to the teacher(s) or at the end of each retreat, which is a special time of honoring what has been given and what has been received. For more information about Dana, click here.
JoAnna Hardy an insight meditation (Vipassanā) practitioner and teacher; founding member of the Meditation Coalition, www.meditationcoalition.com a teacher’s council member at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, visiting retreat teacher at Insight Meditation Society, Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center and a collaborator on many online meditation programs. She was born into a Catholic family…
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Erin Treat is the Guiding Teacher of Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center in northern New Mexico and a member of the Spirit Rock Teacher Council, where she is a core faculty teacher of the 6th Community Dharma Leader program. She lives in Durango, CO and serves as Resident Teacher at the…
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