This program will be hosted both in-person and online (hybrid). This is the registration page to join devon hase in person at our Center in Cambridge. (Register here if you prefer to attend online.)
Please bring a vegetarian lunch or plan to go out during the lunch break. Masks will be optional.
How do we keep steady when everything is falling to pieces—when the shakiness of life fills us with fear and sorrow? Through practicing the ten perfections, the pāramīs, we begin to learn how to use our heartbreaks and challenges as a path to peace. In fact, these ten daily-life practices lead to a depth of calm and integrity that grows even in the midst of our darkest moments, just as a garden grows through the darkest nights. The wonder of the natural world – its beauty, truth, and refuge – can support us in cultivating a natural resiliency, recognizing our deep belonging in the family of things.
Join us for a day of nature practice, reflecting on interdependence and growing these ten beautiful heart qualities, right here, right in the middle of everything. Our time together will include meditation, discourse, discussion, and time for questions and answers. All are welcome, no prior meditation experience required.
Full and partial scholarships are available up to 72 hours before the start of the program.
Listen to a Dharma talk by devon: Still Flowing Water: Reflections on Nature, Intimacy, and the Power of Accompaniment on the Path
devon hase loves long retreats. Cumulatively, she has spent four years in silent practice in the Insight and Vajrayana traditions. Since discovering meditation in 2000, she has put dharma and community at the center of her life: she spent a decade bringing mindfulness to high school and college classrooms and now teaches at the Insight Meditation Society, Spirit Rock, and other centers around the globe. She enjoys supporting practitioners with personal mentoring, and her friendly, conversational approach emphasizes relational practice and the natural world. Along with her life partner nico, devon co-authored How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Buddhist Survival Guide for Modern Life. She continues to spend a good part of the time in wilderness retreat in Oregon, Massachusetts, and elsewhere. For more, visit www.devonandnicohase.co