[DAYLONG/ASHEVILLE] Opening to the Collective Inner Light in Dark Times
Lama Justin von Bujdoss and Lama Rod Owens
December 5, 2023
In these times of great uncertainty and suffering it can feel challenging to ground into what affords us strength and resilience. Sometimes we may not even feel that we have this capability.
Come join Lama Rod Owens and Lama Justin von Bujdoss, two of America’s most dynamic Vajrayana dharma teachers, as they share how they have learned to open up to their own experience of the collective light that lay within us all and how you can learn to do so as well. They will share methods based upon time-tested tantric Buddhist practices – some new and vividly alive and developed for these exact times others heavily worn (and still warm) from centuries of practice.
Even in these dark times, it’s possible to connect with the light that brings strength, joy and compassion for self and other, the land and those within our communities. Now more than ever each of us are needed to be carriers of light for one another and for the earth itself.
This daylong retreat is open to all practitioners of all levels.
**In support of this year’s experience, we are prioritizing participation from the LGBTQIA+/trans and BIPOC communities. If you identify as either LGBTQIA+/trans and/or BIPOC, kindly use this separate registration link to claim one of the reserved spaces while they are available.**
This event will be offered in person in Asheville on Tuesday, December 5th at Land of Sky UCC (15 Overbrook Pl, Asheville, NC 28805), in their beautiful Sanctuary space. Check-in will begin at 9:30am, with a lunch break from 12pm-1:00pm, and the program will conclude at 5pm. Your registration fee is offered on a sliding scale ($25 – $75); kindly offer to pay at the highest amount that you are able. All proceeds will be offered to our teachers as dana. Participants will have the opportunity to offer teachers additional contributions at the event if they choose to.
We will not be requiring or administering Covid-19 tests for this program, but please bring mindfulness to your activity in the days leading up to the retreat out of consideration for our staff, teachers and participants. Masks will be optional. Avoiding higher risk situations and making use of masks whenever possible will minimize the likelihood of transmitting viruses to others while on site. We strongly encourage folks to stay home if they are symptomatic of any communicable illness.