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March 2019

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March
March 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Three 22-minute periods of silent meditation interspersed with walking meditation, followed by potluck brunch and conversation.  Newcomers come 15 minutes early for instruction.

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March
March 26 @ 5:00 pm - March 31 @ 2:00 pm

Five-day zen retreat with our teacher.  Periods of sitting meditation, walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, living together in gentle silence.  Respond by email for more information. $65 per day for the teacher; $15 per day for Saranam.  Some scholarship assistance available - inquire by email.

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March
March 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

No Sunday Meditation due to a 5-day zen retreat being held.

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April 2019

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April
April 25 @ 12:00 pm - April 28 @ 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. $25 per day

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June 2019

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June
June 7 @ 5:30 pm - June 9 @ 5:00 pm

Lama Kathy Wesley will return to Saranam to teach the practice of Lojong.  Gathering late afternoon June 7th, teachings all day Saturday and Sunday. “Tibetan Mind Training: The Alchemy of Emotion” The richness that is human life includes great happiness, great suffering, and so many emotions in-between.  One of the challenges we face is how to approach these emotions and work with them, so they are less overwhelming and bring more vibrancy to our lives. The Tibetan teachings of Lojong…

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June
June 21 @ 7:00 pm - June 22 @ 7:00 pm
Saranam Retreat Center, Montrose, WV

Celebrate the summer solstice—the height of brightness and warmth—by using SoulCollage®, creative visualization, movement, music, and ceremony to explore and energize those personal powers most present to you at this time. Based on Jungian concepts of archetypes, the SoulCollage® process involves creating collages on 5×8″ mattboard cards, using (mostly) images pulled from magazines and other graphic sources–people find images that somehow resonate with them, even if they don’t really know why, and create collages with them. The process of making cards…

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July 2019

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July
July 11 @ 12:00 pm - July 14 @ 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.  Cost is per day.

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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 with 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 to embrace this work for the benefit…

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September
September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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October 2019

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October
October 10 @ 12:00 pm - October 13 @ 12:00 pm

Bring art, craft, photo, or writing materials and join us in creative endeavors.  We can't help but be inspired by seeing each others' creative processes.  We will share meals potluck fashion.  You are invited to come and stay the whole time, or come and go. For more information or directions, contact Ruth at ruth.blackwellrogers@gmail.com.

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October
October 18 @ 5:30 pm - October 20 @ 5:30 pm

The voice is an instrument that radiates from the soul, resonates in the body, and is pure breath and touch. Harnessing the energy of the voice is a strength that is felt deep within ourselves and heard loudly outside of ourselves. Resonance is the act of reciprocating sound and creating vibration - and it is an ability we all have, with our voice. The workshop begins with a Voice Bath on Friday at 5:30 PM - a total sound bath…

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