The world is finding new and creative ways to stay connected in these times. To re-engage your practice of mindfulness and stay connected with others, the Opening Heart Mindfulness Community of Washington, DC is offering a very special online day-long mindfulness retreat.
During this online retreat from the comfort of your home, you will practice mindfulness in the Plum Village tradition founded by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, enjoying mindful sitting, walking, eating, resting, speaking and listening, as well as Dharma talks and community support.
Tentative Schedule for Saturday April 4. An update will be sent to those who sign up.
8:30am (Optional) Zoom training session for those new to the Zoom technology
9:00am Introductions and welcoming, Setting the Container for the Day
10:00am Meditation and Dharma Talk
11:30am Break for you to do outdoor walking or walking meditation
12:00pm Eat your lunch at home (we encourage you to make ahead)
12:15pm (Optional) join a small breakout group for meeting and chatting while mindfully eating. We will offer regular reminders to come back to your breathing and mindful eating
12:50pm Break, prepare a nest for your deep relaxation
1:00pm Guided Deep Relaxation
1:30pm Stretch break
1:50pm Dharma Sharing in Small Groups - each group will have a skilled facilitator
3:00pm Second Dharma Talk
3:45pm Sitting Meditation
4:00pm Closing Circle
4:30pm Final bell