BENEFITING: GARRISON INSTITUTE
EVENT DATE: Aug 31, 2021
DAYS TO GO: 2819
On August 31 - September 2, 2012, meditation teacher Gina Sharpe will lead a special retreat at the Garrison Institute in which all those who self-identify as people of color are invited into a unique opportunity to experience spiritual community. “With a space of ease and support to meditate together and deepen inner freedom,” she says, “we will explore cultivating wisdom, compassion, a clear mind, an open heart, and the possibility of experiencing greater happiness and less suffering in our lives.”
We are seeking donations to support scholarships for people to attend this retreat who could not otherwise afford to come. It will be held at the Garrison Institute, which, one hour north of Manhattan and easily accessible by train, hosts contemplative retreats in a beautifully renovated monastery overlooking the Hudson River.
About Living in the Light of Divine Sanity: A Retreat for People of Color, Gina Sharpe says, “We are living in stressful times – economically, politically and culturally. As people of color, the institutionalized oppression and microagressions we experience can lead to even greater pain.
What resources can we access in the midst of our daily lives, to help us remember to live into a larger dimension than the small body of fear and despair which often drives our hearts and minds? How can we live in the light of divine sanity rather than under the spell of habit and cultural beliefs that drive separation rather than connection?” This weekend will offer tools for reflection and resources for living sanely.
Please support this wonderful opportunity for people of color to join a larger community growing together in meditative practice.