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Love Speaks Through You: Practices to Build a Resilient Peaceful, Heart and a Socially Just World
April 9 , 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Opening Heart Mindfulness Community 2022 Annual Retreat
Online via Zoom
Led by Valerie Brown
Love is an open invitation to be who we truly are. It is a practice that changes us from the inside out so that who and what we love grows stronger. Love’s nature is generative in all directions, enlarging our lives. To love is to practice peace within yourself, in your relations, and in your work in the world. In this one-day, gently and generously spaced online retreat, we explore love that supports a calm and peaceful heart and engages compassionate action to create a more socially just world.
In a brave, safe, and supportive environment, this virtual retreat offers mindfulness practices in the Plum Village tradition, including rest, reflection, and renewal. You’ll explore ways to cultivate inner love and compassion for greater healing and transformation, individually and collectively.
We’re facing a critical moment in history as the realities of systemic oppression, injustice, and climate crisis awaken a desire to move toward individual and collective liberation, justice, and compassionate action. Love stands at the very core of this movement.
This fully guided virtual retreat includes periods of mindful breathing, mindful sitting, mindful walking, mindful eating, mindful speaking and listening, and deep relaxation to nourish and support you toward greater love and compassionate action.
We aim to create a space for sharing that holds awareness for the experience of others.