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Shelter from the Storm: Cultivating a Steady Heart

February 9 @ 5:00 pm - February 12 @ 5:00 pm PST

Weekend Residential Retreat @ Mary & Joseph Center in Rancho Palos Verdes

Friday, February 9 – to Mondy, February 12, 2024

With Beth Sternlieb


The Buddha often spoke of life in this world as an uneven path that constantly challenges us to walk evenly.  This seems as true as ever 2,600 years later in a world that is fraught with multiple trials, including climate change, divisive public discourse, the epidemic of gun violence, and even the comparatively mundane challenges of work-life balance.

The storms affect us deeply on multiple levels of our being. In this meditation retreat we’ll practice with an attitude, approach and meditative techniques which encourage the mind, the body, the heart and the nervous system to calm down.  As we calm down we can rest more deeply, resource ourselves more fully and begin to access an intrinsic well-being that is available even when conditions are difficult.  This ability to reset and to start again refreshed is the cornerstone of resiliency.

The retreat will be held mostly in noble silence.

3:00 pm – 5:00pm Arrive and Settle
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Dinner
7:00 – 9:00 pm Opening Ceremony

11:00 Retreat Ends

COVID Requirements (read more):
-Proof of full vaccination
-Proof of negative antigen test taken within 24 hours of arrival
-Masks: optional (subject to change)

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February 9 @ 5:00 pm PST
February 12 @ 5:00 pm PST