BIPOC Daylong Retreat

September 20, 2020

Mindfulness – 10,000 gateways to Resilience

with Pawan Bareja

September 20, 10am-5pm pst

This retreat is open to all self-identified BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color).

We are all interconnected and interdependent. This is immediately evident during our current pandemic and protests to bring awareness to issues of race and systemic injustice in our society. Yet, our old wounds and past traumas may sometimes interfere with our heart’s desire to support non-harming, respect, and interdependence. Using somatic and mindfulness practices, we’ll explore ways to cultivate resiliency, safety and kindness to balance inner and outer stressors. We’ll develop tools to reconnect to our own inner sources of strength, peace, and empowerment, which will enable us to develop resilience and sustain happiness in the midst of current events.

Our time together will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, movement, written reflection, mindful self-care, connection in community, and Q&A.

Please register in advance:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining through zoom.

This is a donation/dana based retreat. There will be opportunities to offer voluntary monetary contributions for the teachings at the close of the course. For more information please see https://www.dhammadena.org/donate or contact dhammadenamanager@gmail.com

Schedule

10am to 5pm

10-10:30 – Guided opening sit

10:30 – 10:45 – Introductions

10:45 – 11:15 – Dharma talk

11:15 – 11:45 – walking meditation

11:45 – 11:50 – chanting

11:50 – 12:20 – sitting meditation

12:20 – 12:30 – eating meditation instructions

12:30 – 1:30 – LUNCH

1:30 – 1:45 – mindful movement

1:45 – 2:15 – Dharma talk

2:15 – 2:45 – sitting meditation

2:45 – 3:15 – walking meditation

3:15 – 3:45 – Dharma talk

3:45 – 4:15 – small breakout groups

4:15 – 4:45 – large group discussion/Q&A

4:45 – 5:00 – closing and offering of merit


This is a donation/dana based retreat. No one turned away.

There will be opportunities to offer voluntary monetary contributions for the teachings at the close of the course.

For more information please see https://www.dhammadena.org/donate or contact dhammadenamanager@gmail.com



Pawan Bareja


Pawan Bareja PhD has practiced Vipassana meditation since 2001. She is a Buddhist Ritual Minister and a Community Dharma Leader at Spirit Rock. She is currently in the Spirit Rock Teacher Training program. She has taught classes and daylongs on healing trauma using mindfulness at Spirit Rock, San Francisco Insight, EBMC, SFDC and Esalen. In her private practice as Trauma Resolution Practitioner, Pawan works with a diverse population of clients and teaches mindfulness meditation. For the past 14 years, Pawan has been a senior assistant at Somatic Experiencing trauma healing trainings and has traveled to India to teach this work to professional care providers.


https://www.mindfulnessandtrauma.com/