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July 2019

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July
July 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saranam Retreat Center, Montrose, WV

One Day Shamanic Workshop at Saranam Retreat Center July 27 Felicitas Goodman, PhD (1914-2005), linguist and anthropologist, discovered that small sculptures found in various cultural/archaeological regions tended to be similar, and to display specific positions.  Could these be ritual positions?  This possibility was so intriguing that she and her graduate students decided to ‘see what happened’ when they, themselves, took the positions while listening to a drum.  What happened is that they tended to slip into an alternative state of…

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July
July 27 @ 5:30 pm - August 1 @ 1:30 pm
Saranam Retreat Center, Montrose, WV

Open to anyone who's interested in meditation and the path toward our deepest yearning, what Zen calls our "true nature." 2019 is the twentieth year Bruce has been coming to our sangha—we are celebrating the good fortune that brought us together. Bruce gets us started, encourages us, offers thought-provoking talks, and then leaves us in the zendo while he meets one on one in the dokusan (interview) room. He finds where we're at, and helps over the bumps and apparent…

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September 2019

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September
September 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saranam Retreat Center, Montrose, WV

We are human only in contact, and conviviality, with what is not human. ~ David Abram This workshop – open to everyone, with no previous experience required – will explore the psychological and spiritual dimensions of our relationship the natural world, and the ecological dimensions of our psycho-spiritual existence. Fostering the mutual well-being of humans and the rest of nature is the “great work” of our era. Contemporary life is calling us embrace this work for the benefit of all…

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September
September 19 @ 12:00 pm - September 22 @ 5:00 pm

Artists, crafts people, anyone interested in gathering to make art.  We meet at Saranam Thursday afternoon or evening, or whatever days and times you like during the weekend.  We work on a painting or drawing or craft already begun, or start something new.  We enjoy seeing what others are making and sharing tips about materials and process.  We share meals, most people stay overnight, others come and go.  Creativity is the key.

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