The Wisdom of Not Knowing: A Half Day Online Mindfulness Retreat
The Wisdom Of Not-Knowing: An Online Half-Day Mindfulness Retreat
About this Event
June 28th, 10am-1pm via Zoom
Sliding scale: $40-60*
In one of his seminal teachings, a student asked Shunryu Suzuki Roshi (founder of the SF Zen Center), to sum up Buddhism in one sentence. "Everything changes," he said.
Inherent in this teaching is the wisdom of Not-Knowing. So, as practitioners of mindfulness the invitation in this teaching is to explore how to cultivate an open heart and mind that are free of clinging. In this half day retreat we will explore mindfulness practices that help open the mind heart to the unknown. We will also explore trauma informed nervous system regulation practices which can help us understand how and why we develop patterns and strategies of holding on, how to cultivate inner safety and security, and regulate our nervous systems, even in the face of uncertainty. We will explore how to get curious and creative, and how to see the opportunities for growth and awakening when we just Don't Know.
This half day retreat will include:
Teachings on Not Knowing, Impermanence, Compassion, Letting go and Loving Kindness
Journaling and creative practices
Movement based mindfulness
*This course is offered on a sliding scale. You get to choose what you are able to pay. In recognition of the various social, economic and health related factors impacting each person's ability to pay (in particular, those who belong to marginalized and commonly underrepresented communities) PRESENCE MINDFULNESS offers sliding scale payment options. For those of who are privileged to enjoy economic stability and abundance, please pay at the highest level you can afford.