Dharma Talk with Lamas Yeshe and Zopa Saturday July 6

A dharma talk on paradox and integrating the view of emptiness will be held at the Herman Rednick Center, 40 Lorien Road, Questa NM.

SCHEDULE:

Morning Session, 10 am to noon [including breaks]

Lunch, noon to 1:30 pm (bring your offering for a potluck)

Afternoon Session, 2 to 4 pm

This one-day retreat is designed to help us develop continuity of practice by focusing on the building blocks that form the Buddhist path. While participating in the whole program will optimize our time together, it is fine to attend any part, as you are able. 

Sessions will incorporate both dharma teachings and group meditation periods. Participants are encouraged to take the day to unplug from the distractions and busyness which often predominate, and use the opportunity to listen, contemplate, and meditate, both on and off the cushion.

Private interviews are available for those who seek the additional support.

Suggested donation: $15 for the day. No one turned away for lack of funds. Please donate if you are able, as our teachers can receive a Center donation in gratitude for their kindness and efforts to come to Questa to teach. 

Karma Zopa Jigme and Karma Yeshe Chodron are students of Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, and have been full time practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism for over fifteen years. Since 2005, they have been teaching and translating Dharma texts and oral teachings from Tibetan to English for Rigpe Dorje Institute at Pullahari Monastery in Nepal. In 2016, they successfully completed the traditional Karma Kamtsang three-year retreat at Vajra Vidya Retreat Center in Crestone, Colorado, under the supervision of Kyabje Thrangu Rinpoche, with Khenpo Jigme and Khenpo Lobzang Tenzin as their retreat and philosophy masters.

For more information call Lou McCall at (575) 586-2058; lou@pixelcircus.org. 

Save the Date! August 2 and 3, Divine Feminine Retreat with Mirabai Starr

Our dear friend and international author and speaker, Mirabai Starr, will be part of Earth Journey's offerings on the Divine Feminine on Friday and Saturday, August 2 and 3.

She has just published Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics.

As the fierce and tender voice of the feminine rises again, we are gifted with renewed access to the women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions, such as Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich, Mary Magdalene, the Shekinah, Rabia, Fatima, Tara, Quan Yin, Kali, and indigenous Mother goddesses.

"Wild Mercy is mystical brilliance at its best. Mirabai once again gives the teachings of renowned women mystics new voice as only she can. Her gift for communicating the essential wisdom of the feminine is truly beyond compare. Mirabai is a poet of the soul."
-- Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Sacred Contracts

S C H E D U L E

Friday Evening -
This public talk has a suggested donation of $15. It will be held at 7 pm at the Meditation Temple at 28 Quintana Road. Carpooling is a good idea, as parking is limited.

Saturday Retreat Day - This retreat day is by reservation. It lasts from 9 am to 4 pm. There will be a catered healthy lunch as part of the event. In this gathering we engage in contemplative readings from the mystics, group reflections, evocative writing exercises, inter-spiritual chanting and silent sitting, weaving these luminous elements into a basket of awakened community.

The fee to cover expenses is $80, $20 of which must be paid by July 26 to hold your space. Space is limited. Please plan for an additional donation to Mirabai, the traditional dana (meaning gift or generosity in Sanskrit) offering to the teacher.

RESERVATIONS: Make your $20 payment to reserve your space by contacting Martha at (575) 776-7579; sheppmartha (at) gmail.com. You will receive a registration form, which will include an option to donate funds for scholarship money or apply for scholarship money if $80 is a hardship. At that time we'll tell you what supplies you may need, and other essential details.

PLEASE NOTE: Both events will take place in a sacred space -- Earth Journey's Meditation Temple. There will be guidance on how we respectfully utilize this space when you arrive. Smoking, drugs, and alcohol are not permitted in this space.

Read more about Mirabai here.