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The All Inclusive Heart—A Weekend Workshop on the Inner Critic

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 5:00 pm to Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 1:00 pm

We contain multitudes - thoughts, voices and perspectives. For most of us, certain thought patterns or voices can get out of balance. The Inner Critical voice is one of these voices. When we are identified with the Inner Critic it has the power to destroy relationships, turn our mind towards anxiety and depression, sap our physical energy and undermine our spiritual practice, creativity and careers.

During this retreat we will explore the theory and practices of Voice Dialogue and Zen Meditation. Voice Dialogue helps us identify voices or parts of ourselves, feel what they feel like in the body and listen to what they have to say. This technique can help us become familiar with the physical and energetic components of voices that cause suffering, broadening our awareness. For awareness brings choice and choice brings freedom.

Zen Meditation is a practice of Awareness. In meditation we can recognize the various voices and energies moving through us, giving us space and perspective to begin to allow the dance of life - voices, thoughts and perspectives- an opportunity to express, share and dissolve.

Join us for this enlivening retreat, as we free up our vital energy and clarity, re-discovering the spacious, joy of the all inclusive heart.

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*$50 deposit holds your spot, balance due on arrival*

Options to donate to our scholarship fund, which allows those on a low or fixed income to have the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of retreat and Dharma practice, please make a donation if you are able.

Great Vow Zen Monastery
79640 Quincy-Mayger Road (Mail to: P.O. Box 188)
Clatskanie, Oregon 97016
$225 ($200 for ZCO members)