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Joyfully Together: Building Community at Mariposa

December 30, 2016 @ December 30, 2016 - January 2, 2017 @ January 2, 2017

Joyfully Together: Building Community at Mariposa
Dec 30 @ 2:00pm – Jan 2 @ 2:00pm

Offered by Wake Up California for all ages
Mariposa Institute – Ukiah, California

The Community of Mindful Living has, over the years, had their annual retreat at the Mariposa Institute in Ukiah. With the support of Joann Rosen, who is a Dharma teacher in the Plum Village tradition and board member for the retreat center, Mariposa is happy to host a retreat this New Year’s weekend. The aspiration for this retreat is to hold space for a weekend of concentrated mindfulness practice and to facilitate discussion about developing the Mariposa Institute into a base of practice for the local and extended community. We want to come together to practice sitting, walking, and eating in mindfulness, to play and laugh together, and to explore community building through interactive and contemplative exercises. Discussions and activities will focus on how best to work toward establishing a residential community at Mariposa, with mindfulness practice as its foundation, that can offer space and support to those who live off site who want to practice too. Think Deer Park but with lay people.

If you have the aspiration to deepen your practice, to find a network of support, and to transform society with mindfulness, this retreat is for you. Please consider attending and participating. We will come together on Dec 30, 2016 – Jan 2, 2017 with no expectations, just time and space to share our dreams, our presences, and our love. Click the link below to register and email california@wkup.orgwith any questions.

Sitting Meditation
Walking Meditation
Eating Meditation
Working Meditation
Dharma Sharing
Community Building Activities

The cost of the retreat is $25 for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night including all meals. Payment is accepted by paypal via california@wkup.org. Please select the family and friends option to avoid paying any additional fees.

When you make you payment, please consider donating to our scholarship and Mariposa development fund.Our aspiration is to turn no one away for lack of funding, so donations are essential to make this retreat accessible to everyone. Leftover funds will be pooled into the Mariposa development fund which is used for launching future retreats at Mariposa with the aspiration of cultivating it into a full time practice center with an established residential community. If you have the capacity to offer dana, simply add it to the $25 you pay for yourself.

Early registration is much appreciated. To register, follow the link below and fill out the form.



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Mariposa Institute
3801 Low Gap Rd
Ukiah, CA 95482 United States
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