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Fri, Jul 14

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Oakwood Retreat Center

Meeting the World with an Open and Caring Heart

This 5-day retreat will focus on starting wherever we are to learn to cultivate an open and caring heart that meets the world as it is right now. We will work with practices to see what it means to have an open heart and how to engage with what life offers from that open heart.

Meeting the World with an Open and Caring Heart
Meeting the World with an Open and Caring Heart

Time & Location

Jul 14, 4:00 PM – Jul 19, 2:00 PM

Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S County Rd. 575 E Rd, Selma, IN 47383, USA

About the event

The  complexity and troubles in the world seem to be never ending. Covid-19,  political unrest, world tensions and war, inflation, possible recession  – we generally try to hunker down, feeling that if we can just get  through this crisis, things will get better. But each crisis gives way  to a new disruption, and we start all over again.

The problem is not really the world and its situations. Rather, the  difficulty is that we expect things to go the way we want them to go –  and when they don’t, we suffer. Our work is to start with our own selves  – learning to see the world as it is rather than how we think it is or  should be – and cultivating an open and caring heart that allows us to  meet what life offers us with acceptance and peace. From this place, we  find a new kind of energy that allows us to take part in shaping a world  that works to reduce suffering for all. We find strength and fortitude  that allows us to hold all the joys and struggles of the world in  freedom and in peace.

This 5-day retreat will focus on starting wherever we are to learn to  cultivate an open and caring heart that meets the world as it is right  now. We will work with practices to see what it means to have an open  heart and how to engage with what life offers from that open heart.  Having 5 days will give us the opportunity to go deeply into these  practices and to explore our relationship to the world in new ways.

Register for this retreat here.

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