Opening the Heart Element: Summer Solstice Retreat
P.S. If you just want to come for the bonfire and potluck 7 - 9 p.m. - no charge. But do RSVP so we can expect you and your dish to share so we will have enough food. We will have a day of teaching, prayer and mediation and walking meditation around the farm, river and our wildy-weedy labryinth. Through the profound teachings and perennial wisdom that lies at the root of three ancient traditions -- Celtic Christianity, the Five Element Theory of Chinese Medicine and Ayruveda -- we will experience the essential oils, resins, attars, plants, nectars, teas and foods specific to nourishing the heart element, and our spiritual path to compassion. And we will wonder together at why it is that the bitter taste that best opens the heart. Later on in the afternoon we will make a heart-healing "kyphi" - a thousand-year-old recipe for making incense for you to take home.We will have some "hang-out down time" of napping under a tree or canoeing on the pond or river. On toward dusk, around 7, we will enjoy a pot-luck supper (bring a dish to share and BYOB!) and bonfire to welcome the evening of the longest day of the year. Other folks may be joining us then too - who just want to come for the bonfire. Bring: musical instuments, blanket or lawn chair, songs and stories to share around the fire. We have a larger materials list on the website: www.hazelbrand.com Note: Hazelbrand Forest Hermitage is our little farm outside Atlanta, Georgia. We were organic farmers for years and sold at farmers markets - now they are pasture for our animals. We still make hand-made soap as a cottage industry. For more information: www.hazelbrand.com.The retreat space is our barn and is exceedingly rustic. It has no air-conditioning, and it will be helpful if you can negotiate stairs. Do bring: journal, book if you wish, sun hat, glasses and sunscreen, bug spray if you use it, walking shoes and socks, or rain gear! A complete materials list can be found on our website at www.hazelbrand.com/retreats and gatherings.
Summer Solstice Meditation Retreat 52.24
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FREE Potluck dinner and bonfire 7 -9-ish p.m. 0.00