Community Events for 2021 + 2022

Rest Renewal & Regeneration: 

A Women's Meditation Retreat 

at Spirit Rock

with Erin Selover, Victoria Cary, Erin Treat and Syra Smith

 

September 17 - September 22

Register through Spirit Rock

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When you are as full as the full moon
Burst Open
Make the dark night shine
—Weingast, First Free Women

We are in a time of increasing pressure, individually and collectively. The four noble truths, foundational Buddhist Teachings, point to pressure as a part of life, and our relationship to that pressure the choice point where our freedom lies. This retreat is designed to give you direct experience of freedom in context of deep rest and liberating teachings.

 

Our shared practices will include sitting meditation, contemplative embodied movement, outdoor practice, lovingkindness, storytelling, mandala drawing and Dharma talks.

 

Whatever your age, ethnicity, race, body type, or sexual orientation we invite you to join this diverse circle of women to co-create a journey of deep rest, renewal and liberating wisdom. We welcome trans and non-conforming women.

Our aspiration as teachers is that each woman will experience the next critical insight on her path. To support the integration of this retreat we will offer the opportunity to create self-organized circles of practice following the retreat.

To register go to Spirit Rock here.

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Cultivating Dignity through Equanimity    

Honoring the Autumn Equinox

with Erin Selover

2 day retreat on zoom

September 18 - 19, 10 - 4:30 PST

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Equanimity is one the four heart qualities described in classical buddhist texts. It is said to bring balance and wisdom to the three other heart qualities of joy, love and compassion. Equanimity can be experienced as stillness and composure that maintains steadiness even amidst difficulties  

 

Equinox is a time of year when day and night are of equal length all over the world. Connecting with the earth’s relationship to the sun at equinox, offers an opportunity to reflect on how to bring steadiness and wisdom to individual, relational and societal imbalances. 

 

In this retreat will use silent meditation emphasizing the elements based in the Satipatthana Sutta to align with the wisdom of the earth and sun at this time. There will also be dharma talks, inquiry practice, ritual and journaling. Everyone welcome. 

 2021 Samhain Ritual  

Celebrating the Celtic New Year + Honoring Ancestors 

 

Create your Samhain Ritual with Support

October 30, 9:00 am - 11:00 am, PST (Orienting +  Intention Setting + Meditation)

October 31, 9:00 am - 11:00 pm, PST (Returning + Meditation + Sharing Insights)   

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Samhain is the Celtic New Year. A time to literally create your own broom (or buy one on etsy) and sweep away the dust of the past 13 moons.  It’s also an invitation to enter deep time and honor our ancestors through ritual, ceremony and celebration. Particularly if you have lost a loved one or a particular aspect of yourself this year (who hasn't), it can be a time to mark a cycle of closure.  With the support of those that have gone before, it is time to take stock, make repairs, relish in the space of letting go and begin to call in the qualities of your becoming. 

 

This retreat is designed to support you entering into sacred space the weekend of Samhain, October 30th - October 31st. We will meet for 1.5 hours Saturday morning on video to orient to the holiday, set intentions and practice earth based meditation together. You will be encouraged to create your own rituals, practices and celebrations throughout the weekend based on your own lineages, interests and intuition. Moreover, it could be any one or combination of making get out the vote calls, solo time, co-creating ritual with friends, ritual with your family or simply holding Samhain in your consciousness as an intention to integrate earth based ritual in your life. If you are called to participate, join us!

 

We will return Sunday morning on video to welcome each other back, practice, share insights and watch the sunset together from our different locations. Marking together the beginning of a new year. 

 

To register email corriebennett@gmail.com and you will be sent retreat information and a zoom link.

 

The retreat is offered completely on gift and no one is turned away for lack of funds. Suggested offering between $33 - $103. Please do not let finances be a barrier to receiving this offering. 

 

Offerings can be made through Venmo @erinselover or paypal.me/ErinSelover

Calling Forth the Light 

 2021 Winter Solstice Retreat

Date to be determined  

On Zoom

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Winter Solstice marks the moment where the sun is farthest from the earth. In Celtic earth based traditions some would gather on the eve before the solstice to call forth the light. This practice of calling forth builds relationship with the sun, humbly requesting its return to warm the soil, our bodies and nourish all the seeds planted in fall and early winter. 

 

On the eve of the longest night of the year we join in circle and ceremony to court the sun, calling forth the light of the sun within ourselves, each other and our global community. The three hour offering will include casting a circle, meditation, inquiry and shared reflections.

 

Please come with a candle and journal. 

 

To register email corriebennett@gmail.com and you will be sent retreat information and a zoom link.

 

The retreat is offered completely on gift and no one is turned away for lack of funds. Suggested offering between $21 - $54. Please do not let finances be a barrier to receiving this offering. 

 

Offerings can be made through Venmo @erinselover or paypal.me/ErinSelover

     

2022 Imbolc Ritual:

Celebrating the Lunar Imbolc

Tuesday, February 1, 6-8:30 pm PST

With Erin Selover

On Zoom

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Imbolc is the half-way point between the winter solstice and spring equinox. A time where we are invited to begin to welcome the sun and slowly turn outward. 

 

Imbolc is also a time to celebrate the Celtic Goddess Brigid. Brigid is a goddess of mercy. As we complete our reflection of the previous year and move towards the new life calling at Spring, Brigid encourages us to continue to bring tenderness, forgiveness and gentleness to the previous year.

To register email corriebennett@gmail.com and you will be sent retreat information and a zoom link.

The retreat is offered completely on gift and no one is turned away for lack of funds. Suggested offering between $21 - $53. Please do not let finances be a barrier to receiving this offering. 

 

Offerings can be made through Venmo @erinselover or paypal.me/ErinSelover

Celebrating Ostara: The Festival of Balance

Aligning with the Energies of the Spring Equinox

Friday March 12, 4:00 - 6:30 pm PST

With Erin Selover

On Zoom

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Spring Equinox is a time when day and night are equal all over the world. It’s particularly a time of tuning into the quality of balance, to see clearly the possibilities that lie before, however constrained, as the flowers blossom and the days gradually increase in light.               

 

On the Friday evening just before the new moon in Pisces at 2:21 am we will gather to prepare for Spring Equinox the following Saturday, March 20th.

To register email corriebennett@gmail.com and you will be sent retreat information and a zoom link.

The retreat is offered completely on gift and no one is turned away for lack of funds. Suggested offering between $21 - $53. Please do not let finances be a barrier to receiving this offering. 

 

Offerings can be made through Venmo @erinselover or paypal.me/ErinSelover

A Beltane Ritual of Becoming: 

Celebrating the Sheela-na-gig

Create your Beltane Ritual with Support

Saturday, May 1, 9am - 10:30am, PST (Orienting +  Intention Setting + Meditation)

Sunday, May 2, 4:30pm - 7pm, PST (Returning + Meditation + Sharing Insights)

Sessions are not recorded  

Beltane is about reverence for all of life and celebration of the creation that grows from the union of the opposites. The Shella-na-gig is carved naked women squatting with knees apart, displaying her vulva, in the symbol of a vesica piscis, vessel of the fish, known for the potent power of creation emerging from the dark womb. 

 

In this ritual we will intend to align with the power of the Sheela-na-gig as the veils between worlds open during Beltane. A time to consciously align with the instinctive and wild forces within and without for the benefit of all of life. Balancing the potency of the life force on the physical, spiritual and mystical levels in joyous celebration of the sacredness and power of unrestrained love, sexual pleasure and deep connection of the heart. 

 

This retreat is designed to support you entering into sacred space the weekend of Beltane by humbling intending to align with Sheela-na-gig, Saturday May 1 - Sunday, May 2nd. We will meet for 1.5 hours Saturday morning on video to orient to the holiday, set intentions and practice earth based meditation together. You will be encouraged to create your own rituals, practices and celebrations throughout the weekend based on your own lineages, interests and intuition. Moreover, it could be any one or combination of solo time, co-creating ritual with friends or lovers, ritual with your family or simply holding 

 

To register please complete the Registration Form and you will be sent retreat information that includes a zoom link from our retreat manager, Corrie Bennett.  Please contact Corrie at corriebennett@gmail.com with questions.

 

The retreat is offered completely on gift and no one is turned away for lack of funds. Suggested offering between $33 - $103. Please do not let finances be a barrier to receiving this offering. 

 

Offerings can be made through Venmo @erinselover or paypal.me/ErinSelover

 

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