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Accessing Our Inherent Stillness

Residential Program
Dates: May 06, 2022 - May 11, 2022

Instructor(s): Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

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Course Description:

This retreat is for those who have interest in accessing their inherent silence and stillness despite the chaos of the world. As we are nature, how can we live as nature? How can we attend to the cries of the world in the midst of daily living? We will use spiritual poetry and periods of silence and meditation to help bring an experience of peace and contemplation.

While the dharma may support us in deconstructing oppressive social structures, this retreat is not an offering to rectify social injustices. Instead, the retreat is structured to gradually deepen your embodied understanding of your own life and how you might engage the world from that understanding.

Noble Silence:
Noble silence will be observed following each evening session through breakfast the following morning.

Experience Level:
Suitable for beginning and experienced practitioners.


This course will be offered by application. The applications will close at 11:59 PM US Eastern time on January 15th, and spaces will be offered January 22nd. Payment will be due three days from notification of acceptance. Click for more information about our lottery courses.

Cancellation Policy:
During the pandemic, there is a cancellation fee of $50 for all residential programs longer than two nights and $25 for weekend programs.

Covid-19 Safety Protocol:
Please review our Covid-19 Safety Protocols here: https://www.buddhistinquiry.org/covid-19/.

As we work to become a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, we invite feedback/suggestions you may have regarding ways that we can make participation in the program more accessible and welcoming. Please email us at contact@buddhistinquiry.org.