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Real Change; Healing the Heart for Ourselves and the World

November 13 - November 14, 2020

Krishna Das

Sharon Salzberg

Both the Bhakti and Buddhist paths tell us that we all have the same capacity for compassion and for peace. A life of connection and authenticity can come completely alive for us, even now when the world is in greater turmoil than ever before. We can discover that our hearts are indeed, wide enough to embrace the whole world of experience. This discovery offers us extraordinary freedom and happiness. The poet Rainer Maria Rilke beautifully describes this way of living as:"I live my life in widening circlesthat reach out across the oceanI may not ever complete the last oneBut I give myself to it."As we give ourselves to the practices of chanting, mindfulness and lovingkindness meditation, our habitual patterns of attachment and separation are seen for what they are: painful and unnecessary. Through these practices we can begin to live in a way that is commensurate with our extraordinary potential– the potential of being truly awake. We ourselves can live with the unbounded heart of the Buddha.In 2-day retreat, dive into the practices and teachings of the unbounded heart, led by lifelong teachers and friends, Krishna Das and Sharon Salzberg. Sharon and KD draw from their respective traditions of Bhakti Yoga and Buddhism for a complementary exploration of the depth of the one heart. This immersive retreat includes periods of teaching, discussion, guided meditation, chanting practice, as well as time for question and answers.
ScheduleFriday, November 13th
  • 8 - 9/9:15pm ET: Welcome with meditation & singing
Saturday, November 14th
  • 10 - 11:30am ET: Morning Meditation with Sharon
  • 3 - 5pm ET: KD + Sharon Together
  • 8 - 9:30pm ET: KD Kirtan Concert (via Youtube)
*Please note that schedule is subject to change. 

ABOUT THE TEACHERs

Krishna Das

Krishna Das is a Grammy-nominated chant artist and has sung with people all around the world for over 35 years. His music offers the practice of chanting mantras– mostly in the Indian tradition, with some Buddhist and Gospel infusions. By sharing his life experiences on the pa...

Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is a pioneer in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and NY Times bestselling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. Sharon is the...

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