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The Body Loves: Somatic Practices for Developing Bodhicitta

March 25 - April 2


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There is a love, bursting out of the ground of our being, that is fully human and at the same time an expression of the deepest reality of the universe. It is immanent as our own basic state and also limitless and all encompassing. It changes us fundamentally and can heal others and our world.

In this heart-centered program, we will explore ways of:

  • Opening our hearts, simply and directly to everything that is
  • Approaching our own obstacles and traumas with tenderness and insight
  • Developing loving kindness for other people, from our loved ones to those with whom we have conflict
  • Meeting difficult situations in the world with compassion and clarity
  • Connecting with the elements of the natural world

We will also offer optional instruction for those who would like to become more familiar with the basic somatic practices of Dharma Ocean, including the 10 Points, Earth Descent, the Posture of Pure Awareness, Abdominal Breathing and other practices.

This program is suitable for all meditators, both beginning and experienced.  For those engaging the Mahayana portion of the Dharma Ocean path, completion of this program will fulfill 100 of the 300 hours of the Bodhicitta practice requirement.

The Body Loves explores the tantric bodhicitta tradition by entering into the utter depth of our own Soma. Here, in a unique way, we can connect with this love, release it into our lives, and identify with it as the sole purpose of our life.

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Location

Blazing Mountain Retreat Center

Crestone, CO

Coordinator

info@dharmaocean.org

A Personal Invitation and Preview from Caroline

About the Teacher

Caroline Pfohl is co-lineage holder of the Dharma Ocean lineage. She chairs the Dharma Ocean Foundation board of directors, and holds the health and well-being role of Desung (Protector of Joy) for the community. Her spiritual journey has included three decades of study and practice in Chan, Taoism, and Tibetan Buddhism. Within Dharma Ocean, drawing on lifelong work with healing and the arts, she takes the lead in bringing somatic meditation into the arenas of mentoring, relationships, healing, design, and the arts.

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Space of the Heart: On the Practice of Relative and Absolute Bodhicitta

Guided Meditation from Caroline: Relative and Absolute Bodhicitta

Registration

To register for this program, follow the “Register Now” link at the top of this page. We ask that participants register early, space is limited. Registration will close March 11, 2017.

The total price of the retreat ranges from $1,050 to $1,896, depending on your choice of housing. This includes food, tuition, lodging, and tax. A more detailed breakdown of our retreat prices can be found here.

Scholarship & Work-Study

There will be scholarships available for this program. If you are interested,  please register for the program and fill out an application by February 1, 2017. After the deadline, applications will be considered and notified of any remaining funds. Click here for more information, and to find the online financial aid application. Applications will be reviewed shortly after the scholarship deadline.

Retreat Details

Please plan to arrive between 3 and 6 p.m. on Saturday March 25, 2017. Departure will be after breakfast on Sunday April 2, 2017.

If you are staff or work-study for this program, please plan on arriving a day early and departing at 5:00 p.m. on the departure day.

Check out our Program FAQ page for other important information about being on retreat at Blazing Mountain. For any further questions please email us at info@dharmaocean.org.

Transportation

For general information about traveling to our retreat center, please see the Getting Here page on the Blazing Mountain website.

Dharma Ocean will offer a private shuttle service directly from Denver International Airport to Blazing Mountain Retreat Center for this program. There are limited seats available for this service, therefore we suggest that you choose this option at registration if you need this service and would like to guarantee a seat. We have endeavored to keep the fee associated with this chartered shuttle as low as possible and competitive with other public transportation options. The cost of the shuttle is $120 round trip. If you do plan to use the shuttle service make sure your inbound flight allows for enough time to board the charter bus by 12:45 pm. We recommend that your flight arrives before 11:30 am.

For the return trip, the charter bus will leave BMRC at 6:45 AM and arrive at the Denver airport at 11:15 AM. Please plan your outbound flight accordingly. We recommend a flight that departs after 1:30 PM.


FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL US AT 303-955-2574 or 1-877-DHARMA9