Confusion to Clarity: How Mindfulness Can Help Us with Overwhelm - An Online Daylong Retreat with special guest teacher Mushim Patricia Ikeda - open to all.
This daylong practice will engage you with mindfulness exercises and practices to compassionately accept a state of "stuck" confusion, become non-judgmentally fully present with it, and then move toward clarity using simple felt-sense prompts such as, "What's the most important thing here?" This process is somatic, intuitive and mindful as opposed to intellectual and analytical.
This virtual daylong gathering will include trauma-informed and disability-aware guided mindfulness meditation, experiential exercises, reflective journaling, and facilitated community sharing.
The morning is a grounding in straightforward mindfulness meditation with guidance, in your choice of a stationary position (seated or lying down) and walking or gentle movement. After the one-hour lunch period, we'll progress into contemplative experiential exercises designed to encourage transforming overwhelm and confusion into more lightness, spaciousness and clarity.
When: April 25th from 9:00 – 4:00 Arizona (pacific) time.
Fee: $25 plus Dana (donation) for the teacher. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay. Schorlships are available for those with financial need. You may apply for a scholarship when registering.
Mushim Patricia Ikeda is an internationally known Buddhist and secular mindfulness meditation teacher who works with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color), social justice activists, people with disabilities and chronic illness, and low-income communities. She is a core teacher at East Bay Meditation Center (EBMC) in Oakland, California, a diversity and social justice-centered urban meditation center. Mushim is founder and guiding teacher of the award-winning EBMC Practice in Transformative Action yearlong program, and is a published author of Buddhist essays, creative nonfiction and poetry. To read "Meditating and Healing in a Traumatized World," a recent interview with Mushim, click here. More information: www.mushimikeda.com