Sky Mind Retreats (SMR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting retreats and programs in the Buddhist Insight Meditation tradition. SMR is a sister organization to Desert Dharma and a primary sponsor of retreats and programs. A primary intention of SMR is to provide support for wilderness meditation retreats. SMR also supports Mindfulness in Education, which provides mindfulness and yoga instruction to Grand County UT students. SMR provides scholarships for most SMR sponsored retreats. One of the missions of SMR is to understand, reduce, and mitigate the inevitable environmental impacts of running retreats.
The ultimate measure of a person is not where one stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where one stands in times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King
The Grand Embrace: a blossoming of the heartAn online meditation retreat with personal exploration through writing.
Sept. 13 10:00 - 4:30 MDT
Teachers: Susie Harrington and Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer
Registration and more info on Retreats Page
We live in a time of great upheaval. It is a time to look more closely. What is really here in this world when we look underneath our longing for orderliness and certainty? What would happen if we could really rest in uncertainty? We’ll read poems that don’t bring answers, poems that lead us deeper into paradox. We’ll meditate in the midst of the not-knowing, sit with our joys, our challenges, the what is here of each moment. We’ll write our own explorations of what if and what else and see what even a small bit of wonder might do … if you’re willing to risk a little, meditation and writing can open doors where before you didn’t even realize a door existed. No previous writing or meditation experience required. For those who have attended before, this will be a new exploration.