ODC Summer Day Retreat on August 7, 2022

Date: Sunday, August 7, 2022
Time: 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Where: A large, beautiful, indoor retreat space located in the country near Fair Grove
Registration: Required in advance; click here to register
Cost: We joyfully offer this retreat at no cost. Donations are welcome, of course. 

Please Note: All participants are expected to arrive on time, adhere to silence once the retreat begins, and remain for the entire duration of the retreat. When participants arrive late or leave early, it disrupts the retreat container. Out of respect for your fellow spiritual companions, if you cannot commit to attending the entire day, then please do not register for this retreat.

This is a day-long retreat with scheduled group practice sessions and breaks in the shrine room. There will also be time for individual practice outdoors, either sitting or aimless wandering. It will be a silent retreat, to allow our minds to settle over the course of the day. This is an opportunity to set aside our everyday distractions, settle into a retreat container, and explore our meditation practice at a deeper level. 

This meditation retreat is suitable for all levels of practitioners of any tradition, including secular and non-Buddhist. For those who have not experienced a group retreat or day-long sit, this will be a gentle yet potent introduction.

What to Bring: Ozarks Dharma Community will provide cushions, mats, blankets and chairs for those who need them. Plan to bring a sack lunch and a water bottle. Directions and more information will be emailed to registered participants. 

Participants had this to say about our recent Spring Day Retreat:

Thank you so much for your skill in guiding this experience today. Words cannot express the impact it made and the gratitude I felt as I left there.

I just wanted to express my gratitude to you again for the retreat. The more I reflect on it, the more I am struck by the day’s meaningfulness. The way you held the space for us was very moving.

Email questions to Kevin, the retreat coordinator: kevin.mcnerney69@gmail.com

The call of retreat is the call of our true nature. For those who answer the call of this retreat, we sincerely look forward to a day of practice with you.

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