Body Mind and Spirit
Seeing with the Heart: Beyond the Duality of Light and Dark (Livestreaming ONLY)
Deborah Eden Tull
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Saturday, April 2
Join dharma teacher and author Deborah Eden Tull for a weekend retreat exploring the true invitation of darkness, and the essential partnership between light and dark as a radical pathway to wholeness - in ourselves and in our world. With a restorative evening on Friday and an all-day gathering on Saturday, engage in guided meditation, experiential teaching, and facilitated group discussion to inspire personal and collective transformation. These offerings celebrate Eden’s newest book, Luminous Darkness: An Engaged Buddhist Approach to Embracing the Unknown (Shambhala September 2022).
As our world changes physically and socio-politically, and more people feel uprooted by global uncertainty, more of us are ready to dream a more life-affirming dream on behalf of the collective. One of the gifts of uncertainty is that it requires us to recognize and let go of unconscious biases that have been passed down for generations. These include the perception that splits into opposites and values light over dark, speed over slowing down, productivity over attunement, and expression over receptivity. Awakening requires that we soften the habit of binary perception and restore our natural capacity to see clearly with the heart.
Embodied meditation bridges the power of dark and light, yin and yang, the receptive and expressive aspects of our nature. Dark and light naturally exist in dynamic balance together. This can be difficult to grasp from binary perception, which continually insists that we see through the binary lens. We yearn for restoration and the sustained quality of presence that affirms our belonging to ourselves, each other, and our planet. Join us for this day-long retreat exploring the shared power in meditation that returns us to our bodies and restores balance to our divided perceptions.
This livestreaming program can be taken from home or anywhere with an internet connection. If you register, you will be emailed viewing instructions either the evening before or the morning of the event. Please be sure to check "spam" and "junk" folders!
This class will be recorded.
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Please register early. Programs with four or fewer participants are subject to cancellation, 48 hours prior to their start.
About the instructor
Deborah Eden Tull
Deborah Eden Tull is a Zen meditation and mindfulness teacher, author, activist, and sustainability educator, who promotes integrating compassionate awareness into every aspect of our lives. She spent seven years as a monastic at a silent Zen monastery and offers retreats, workshops, and consultations internationally. She teaches at UCLA’s Mindfulness Center and facilitates The Work That Reconnects, created by Buddhist activist and eco-philosopher Joanna Macy. Her newest book will be released by Shambhala in 2022: Luminous Darkness: An Engaged Buddhist Approach to Embracing the Unknown (For Personal and Collective Awakening). Learn more at deborahedentull.com.
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