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Dharma and Qigong for Challenging Times with Teja Bell

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 9:30 PM

This Residential Retreat Wise and Compassionate Living: Dharma and Qigong for Challenging Times with Teja Bell This silent retreat is an immersion into well-being and sanity through the gifts of Dharma and Radiant Heart Qigong. This is an enlivening practice of wisdom through the direct experience of our true nature. This is the essential lucidity of the teachings of the Dharma that embrace the wisdom of compassion and the value of Loving Awareness ~ Metta. We will connect with the practices that bring about embodied presence through centered and grounded skill. Teja holds the space of safety, wholeness, and well-being as we learn to align with the deepest values of our lives and embody them in the world: Each day will include contemplative practice and restorative qigong, with periods of sitting, walking, and meditation. Meditation instructions are offered each day, along with time for questions and inquiry. Teja will offer daily dharma talks that support the themes of the retreat.  Registration Fee - Deadline to Register is April 18th Cost: Supporting (paying to support the cost of the retreat to SBMG and support scholarships) -- $465 Sustaining  (paying for the retreat at cost) -- $400 Supported (paying slightly below cost) -- $365 Choose the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This allows others who need to pay less the opportunity to attend. Any amount paid above the base level retreat ($400) fee is a tax-deductible donation to SBMG. Want to Support Scholarships and directly donate to SBMG? Click here for SBMG's PayPal Page.  Click the Donate button (not the Subscribe button).  Note that you can make a one-time donation using a credit or debit card. Cancellations must be received in writing and are subject to the following fees:   Jan-Feb 7: $ 50 Feb. 7- March 15 $ 95 March 15 - April 17 $265 After April 17: Forfeit entire registration *Unless someone on the wait list is available to take your place. Scholarships: If none of these tiers work for you, there are opportunities to apply for a scholarship.  Please Angela at angela.scarlett@gmail.com to apply. Scholarship applications are DUE on February 28, 2019   Retreat Details Please note that this retreat is limited to 65 retreatants. There is no guarantee of a single room.  One of the residence buildings, Oak Hall, is a LEED-certified building, has 12 rooms (6 rooms per floor), with one floor dedicated for men and one for women.  This building absolutely requires a roommate.  The Jesuit Center offers vegetarian food.   Dana (generosity):  Your teachers and staff for this retreat are paid only through your donations. The registration fee below only covers accommodations, meals, and certain administrative expenses. At the end of the retreat, please share generously so that these kinds of events can continue in the future and your teachers can be well supported in their livelihoods. Teja Bell Throughout his lifetime, Teja Bell has been a committed practitioner of the Dharma and the Tao, integrating qigong, martial arts and healing energy practices. He is a lifelong practitioner and teacher of Aikido (6th degree black belt) and of Chinese Internal Arts with a special emphasis on the healing and restorative aspects of qigong and meditation. Roshi Teja Fudo Myoo Bell is a recognized Zen Master from the Rinzai Shu, or Rinzai Zen lineage.  As a qigong and dharma teacher he teaches and leads retreats and trainings internationally and is a regular visiting teacher on residential retreats at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, where he has taught over 100 retreats since 1999 with many teachers in the Vipassana Insight Meditation tradition, including Jack Kornfield and Robert Hall. He leads annual in-depth study and teacher-training programs and teaches ongoing classes, daylongs, and retreats. Registrar Contact Information   For all information about financial aid, payment plans, contact information, or registering directly via email, please contact registrar Angela

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