DATE CHANGE- “Deep Listening to the Beautiful One Within” Sunday March 14, 2021 Day of Mindfulness, 9AM-3PM EST

Dear friends, We are having some difficulty responding to emails from Verizon accounts. We do want to respond to your request to join this Day of Mindfulness. We will post the zoom link and information at the bottom of this post on March 13th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Join Cultivating Peace Vermont Sunday March 14th for a Day of Mindfulness. Dharma Teacher, John Bell, will lead us on a journey of deep listening and exploration of pathways of healing our inner child.

Through meditation, songs, deep relaxation, and personal sharing, this retreat explores ways to love ourselves even more, listen well to our inner child, transform our inherited suffering, and touch our true nature.

To register scroll to the bottom of any page on the website and use the paypal checkout. Suggested donation/dana of $25. If you do not have paypal or prefer to donate by check, contact us and we will arrange an alternative donation option. If donation/dana is a hardship, please contact us to register. All are welcome regardless of ability to donate funds. All donations go to our dear dharma teacher John Bell. Once registered we will email you the Day of Mindfulness zoom link.

Aspirations for the day. To…
 Touch our true home
 Heal some inner child wounds
 Learn or re-learn some helpful mindfulness practices on the theme
 Enjoy being together in sangha
 Deepen individual commitment for liberation

9:00 Welcomes and Sitting Meditation
9:25 Small groups to get to connect with a few others
9:45 Blue Sky Practice, to touch home, freedom and our true nature
10:30 Dharma Talk & Sharing
11:30 Lunch and optional walking meditation
12:15 Guided Deep Relaxation
12:45 Beginning Anew with My Beloved Inner Child
1:45 Dharma sharing groups
2:15 Open questions with John
2:45 Metta practice including inner child
3:00 Closing, sharing of the merit

The day will be facilitated by John Bell, a Dharma Teacher who has practiced with Thich Nhat Hanh’s tradition for over 35 years. John guides the Mountain Bell Sangha, near Boston, and serves on the Care Taking Council of the Plum Village Earth Holder Community, and formerly on the the North American Dharma Teachers Sangha CTC and ARISE Core Group (the Plum Village initiative on racial equity). In his wide world work, John co-founded YouthBuild in 1978 and, until his recent retirement, helped guide its development into an integrated program that offers education, construction training, and leadership development to low-income young people in 260 communities across the U.S., and in 100 communities in 15 other countries. In all his work, he aims to combine three interrelated areas—social justice, emotional healing, and spiritual
practice. John’s writings on these various topics can also be found on his website,

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