Join us for a day in our own beautiful forests and mountains. We will gather at a meeting place then drive a short distance on the Blue Lakes Road to the retreat site, a meadow approximately ½ mile from the road on level terrain. Once settled in the meadow, we will spend the day alternating between sitting and walking meditation. There will be a break for lunch and a dharma talk.
Dharma Zephyr lay leader Anne Macquarie will be leading the day. Having spent a lifetime in the mountains and forests, Anne’s practice recently became centered upon caring for the earth through organizing to alleviate climate change and other environmental challenges. Anne is part of a regional interfaith group called “Mindful Activism.”
Those attending the retreat will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the parking lot at the junction of Hwy 88 and Blue Lakes Road. When all have arrived, the group will drive a short distance on Blue Lakes Road and park near the meadow location of the retreat. The retreat will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Please pack a lunch, water, something to sit on (light weight camp chair or pad), sunscreen, hat, and mosquito repellent. Weather can change quickly in the mountains. Be prepared with something warm like a fleece, jacket or blanket, and a raincoat.
Please note that this day is not appropriate for people who have difficulty walking. Please contact the retreat organizer if you have questions about the walk and whether it matches your abilities.
RSVP is required by August 22nd. Please use the Contact Us form on the Dharma Zephyr website to provide your name and contact information. You will be sent further information about the logistics of the day and receive help with carpooling.
For additional information please see the Retreat Flyer