"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

How the Light Gets In - A Meditation and Writing Retreat for Women Over 60
Anna Douglas
3 Days: Monday, March 26 - Wednesday, March 28, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Community Meditation Center
Sliding Scale $225 - 600. Please bring your lunch. Code AD1M18.
OPEN-Register Here

Prerequisite: For self-identified women 60 years of age and over.

Grounded in the practices and teachings of insight meditation, we will explore and give voice to transformative moments in our life journey and gain perspective and deeper trust in how our wisdom unfolds. As we review our lives, we may be surprised to find that what appeared as a disaster was instead divine disruption, awakening new perception and new potential. As we give voice to these new perceptions we are claiming the value and truth of what we have understood. This deepens over time as we learn to trust our ability to articulate the truth of our experience.

Together, we will follow the lead of the revered Indian “mother” Ammachi who said, “When women lose touch with their real selves, the harmony of the world ceases . . . . It is therefore crucial that every woman, everywhere, make every effort to re-discover her fundamental nature, for only then can we save this world.”

No previous writing experience is necessary. Bring a journal and pen. Some experience with mindfulness practice is recommended.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this 3-Day Non-Residential Retreat for $135.

General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can't attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.

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