A Day of Immersion In the Healing Powers of the Earth – A Daylong Online Retreat
With Denise Gour, LCSW and Kodo Conover
August 1, 2020
During this Pandemic and in the midst of Climate Disruption, our fellow non-human beings still welcome us. They don’t require a long drive to the Columbia Gorge or a hike into the far reaches of an old-growth forest. Through meditation, sensory practices, and mindful meanders in our own urban settings, we can rediscover the extraordinary inthe ordinary, close-to-home, natural wonders of our everyday environments.
Since we humans have walked the earth, we have found wisdom and healing throughconnection with nature. In this day-long workshop we will explore practices drawn from the deep well of Buddhist traditions and indigenous teachings from around the world. Immersing ourselves in the dharma of nature will inspire awareness of our interconnected web of life shared throughout earth, throughout the universe. We will explore what nature shows us each day to be true. By seeing and releasing the grip of our fixed views we will open awareness to the present moment. We will expand our senses and broaden our notions of what may be helpful to ourselves and all others who call earth home.
Join us for a day of uncovering the wonderful teaching that nature provide us, teachings that always available and accessible if we just stop for a moment. Nature is always resilience; nature is always healing.
We will meet online for teaching sessions throughout the day alternating with explorations of the nature in our backyards or beyond.
Zoom link sent upon registration.
$50 Suggested donation
“Allow nature’s peace to flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.” John Muir.
Nancy Kodo Conover has been practicing Zen since 2000 and received Lay Transmission from Chozen and Hogen Roshi in 2015. In 2010 Kodo retired from a career as a vocational rehabilitation counselor to help establish Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple. She leads Tuesday night meditation and discussion at Heart of Wisdom, as well as our Work-a-Day Sesshin. She is married and has lived in the Pacific Northwest her whole adult life.
Learn more about Kodo Conover