Schedule


Welcome dear yogis! —————————————————————————————- Following is the upcoming Spring listing of events: ** WITH THE SIMULTANEOUS AND FULL EMBRACE OF “ANNICCA”, THE BUDDHIST DOCTRINE ACKNOWLEDGING THE ETERNALLY SHIFTING AND UNFORESEEABLE FACTORS OF LIFE ON EARTH....

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Dharma Days are a one-day opportunity, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to take a personal tour in the Theravadan Vipassana meditation traditional practices of sitting, walking, eating and loving-kindness/metta. It’s a great chance for beginning meditators to get their feet wet, and for oldies to refresh their practice. We also do a mild 50-minute stretching/yoga/or creative movement session. An organic vegetarian lunch will be served. No charge...

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Saturday, March 30, 2024 (10 a.m. -4 p.m.) We will be practicing the various forms of Vipassana Buddhist meditation:** Sitting (no sessions more than 30-40 minutes), various types of practices.** Walking (both indoor and outdoor)** An hour-long movement/yoga session** Eating (lunchtime will be silent, with special focus on the food)** Metta/Lovingkindness practice The practice of Noble Silence will be observed all day, except for...

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April 6 – 8  Saturday, 10 a.m. – Monday, April 8, 3 p.m.** This is an opportunity to go a bit deeper than Dharma Day.  We will use the vehicles of Vipassana meditation and movement…. to witness a subtle ripening as winter loosens its grip on the valley, in subtle and large ways. And perhaps hear the call of these planetary challenges as they expedite our own ripening. **This retreat will culminate with the...

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Saturday, APRIL 20, 2023 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. We will be practicing the various forms of Vipassana Buddhist meditation:** Sitting (no sessions more than 30-40 minutes), various types of practices.** Walking (both indoor and outdoor)** An hour-long movement/yoga session**Eating (lunchtime will be `silent, with special focus on the food)** Metta/Lovingkindness practice The practice of Noble Silence will be observed all day,...

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Saturday, April 9, 2016- Nature Day with our expert nature guide, Joe Neal… an annual springtime tradition now, and folks from all over the Ozarks show up…we’ll meet (9 am) at the top of the Wattle Hollow driveway on Hwy 170, and stroll slowly down-hill. (People will share their binoculars if you don’t have any).

Then, we’ll share a pot-luck lunch overlooking the pond and mountains, (where Joe and others can also identify dozens of birds, just by sound….). And head down into the creek-bed, for a delightful nature walk into yet another eco-system.

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May 3-5, 20246 p.m. Friday – 4 p.m. Sunday Here’s another opportunity to experience a conjunction ofcreativity, kindness, gourmet food, with the best possible guides onour musical journey: Donna and Kelly Mulholland, Jack Smith. Contact Judy Smith for information and registration:judysmith221gmail.com All Wattle Hollow retreats (except Songwriters’ weekend) areoffered by donation…e.g. no one is turned away for lack of...

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May 1 – 3, 2015 – This annual retreat is never the same twice. Because, we are never the same twice, on our path. Essentially, we’ll use meditation, writing, art, music and group sharing to find that inner Mother-space of loving-kindness and wisdom.

The many meditative sanctuaries at Wattle devoted to the Divine Feminine: Kuan-yin, Earth Mother, Black Madonna, Green Tara, Virgin of Guadeloupe, and Ferocious Mother may offer us archetypal inspiration about how to sculpture our own inner prayer and inner sanctuary.

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Saturday, MAY 26, 2023 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. We will be practicing the various forms of Vipassana Buddhist meditation:** Sitting (no sessions more than 30-40 minutes), various types of practices.** Walking (both indoor and outdoor)** An hour-long movement/yoga session** Eating (lunchtime will be silent, with special focus on the food)** Metta/Lovingkindness practice The practice of Noble Silence will be observed all day, except for group...

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June 22nd, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This retreat will have a special focus on nature. (See above for fuller description of Dharma Day.) All Dharma Days are suitable for oldies and for newcomers…since we all need to arrive with “beginner’s mind,” anyhow. No charge for this day, in the ancient Buddhist tradition. Dana/donations are accepted, however. Friends, I suggest that you don’t wait too long to register for any of these...

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