During these challenging times of change, uncertainty and loss, how can our spiritual practice increase our capacity to mourn and handle loss with grace? What do loss and grief have to teach us, and what methods can help us find renewed strength with heartbreak?
This day retreat will explore a range of practices to shed light on our relationship to loss, grief and mourning, regardless of the origin (pandemic, persons, places, pets, planet, social justice and more). Mourning is a natural and healthy process of integrating our love and understanding in the face of loss. We’ll focus on strengthening conditions for support, healing and connection with grief.
Our time together will include a combination of silent meditation, contemplation, written reflections, and small group discussion. All are welcome, no prior experience needed.
About the Teacher:
Oren Jay Sofer is a nationally recognized teacher of meditation, mindfulness and Nonviolent Communication. A member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, he holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University, is the author of Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication, and co-author of Teaching Mindfulness to Empower Adolescents. Oren is co-founder of Mindful Healthcare and the founder of Next Step Dharma, an innovative online program that helps meditators integrate their retreat experiences into daily life.