This sample schedule from 2016 might be significantly modified in terms of content of individual sessions in 2017. It does reflect overall structure of the retreat-workshop with respect to division of time slots of different activities.

 

From July 27-August 2, 2016

Wednesday, July 27

6:00 pm Dinner
7:15 pm Welcome – What prompted each of to say ‘yes’ to workshop?

 

Thursday, July 28

7:00 am Wake
7:30 am Meditation Class I – Introduction “Simplicity and Rest”
8:15 am Breakfast
9:30 am Practice – Movement/Walking Meditation
10:15 am Break
10:30 am “Pedagogy/Advocacy for Self and Planet” —Introduction to workshop
11:45 am Introductions
12:15 pm Break
1:00 pm Lunch
2:45 pm “Three pillars of Contemplative Environmental Practice: Personal Transformation, Compassionate & Skillful Community, Strategic Understanding and Action”
4:15 pm Break
4:30 pm Optional Yoga
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30 pm “Touching the Heart of Contemplative Environmentalism” – Dharma Discussion on Grief and Emotions, inspired by Joanna Macy

 

Friday, July 29

7:00 am Wake
7:30 am Meditation Class II —“Emotions and Equanimity”
8:15 am Breakfast
9:30 am Practice – Art Practice
10:15 am Break
10:30 am “Eco-Dharma: Science, Contemplation, and Compassion”
11:45 am Break
12:00 pm Small Groups I – 1. Teaching  2. Contemplative Activism 3. Finding your Path
1:00 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Touching the Earth: Permaculture Practice
4:00 pm Break
4:30 pm Optional Yoga
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Shabbat: Rest for the Earth

 

Saturday, July 30

7:00 am Wake
7:30 am Meditation Class III —“Sound and Space”
8:15 am Breakfast
9:30 am Practice – Sufi dance and chant
10:15 am Break
10:30 am “Environmental Ethics” – Climate suffering/how to respond
11:45 am Community Tuning
1:00 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Small Groups II
3:00 pm Break
4:15 pm Optional: Women’s Lodge; Hike; Free Afternoon
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Dharma Discussion: “Consciousness and Environmentalism”

 

Sunday, July 31

7:00 am Wake
7:30 am Meditation Class IV —“Body, Stability and Change”
8:15 am Breakfast
9:30 am Practice – Mandala and Self
10:45 am Break
11:00 am “Sacred Activism”
12:15 pm Break
1:00 pm Lunch
4:30 pm Options: Sweat Lodge, Writing Practice, Lama Loop hike, Cooking, Free Afternoon
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30 pm  Free Evening

 

Monday, August 1

7:00 am Wake
7:30 am Meditation Class V —“Sitting and Acceptance”
8:15 am Breakfast
9:30 am Practice – Tapping Inner Wisdom
10:15 am Break
10:30 am “Bringing Practice to Life”
11:30 pm Break
11:45 pm Small Groups III
12:30 pm Break
1:00 pm Lunch
2:30 pm “Socially Just Activism and Pedagogy”
3:45 pm Break
4:30 pm Optional Yoga
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30 pm “Impermanence and Environmental Commitment” Dharma Discussion

 

Tuesday, August 2

7:00 am Wake
7:30 am Closing Circle
8:30 am Breakfast
10:00 am Departures
1:00 am Lunch