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Embodied Buddhist Practices for Resiliency, Healing, and Social Engagement
Dates: Jun 10, 2022 - Jun 13, 2022
Days: Fri - Mon (3 Nights)

Instructor(s): Larry Ward, Peggy Rowe-Ward

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This retreat engages participants in practices that support us to respond to the deep, unspoken crises of our individual and collective trauma in America today. We will look at our collective fragmentation and desire for meaning, safety, and harmony. What is required of us begins with understanding our precious body-mind somatically, not just intellectually. In our time together, we will learn tools for coming home to our bodies, rewiring our nervous system, and healing our trauma. We will explore embodied Buddhist practices that cultivate resiliency and support us to engage with one another in wellness, justice, and community.

Noble Silence:

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

Experience Level:

This course is suitable for practitioners familiar with spiritual practice and social engagement. 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

This course will be offered on a lottery basis in order to ensure that spaces are available for a diverse student body. Registering for a lottery does not ensure a space in the program. The lottery will close at 11:59 PM US Eastern time on February 15th, and spaces will be offered by February 22nd. Payment will be due three days from notification of acceptance. Click for more information about our lottery courses.

Demographic questions are required for this course because we are committed to ensuring that spaces in the program are available for a diverse student body.

As we work to become a more inclusive, equitable, and diverse 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.

  • Larry Ward is a senior teacher in Buddhist Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's Plum Village tradition. He brings twenty five years of international experience in organizational change and local community renewal to his work as director of the Lotus Institute and as an advisor to the Executive Mind Leadership Institute at the Drucker School of Management. He holds a PhD in Religious Studies with an emphasis on Buddhism and the neuroscience of meditation. Larry is a knowledgeable, charismatic and inspirational teacher, offering insights with personal stories and resounding clarity that express his dharma name, “True Great Sound.”

  • Dr. Peggy Rowe aspires to grow her heart as wide as the world.  Her education is in counseling psychology and education.  She works with clients in spiritual direction, and also supports clients and organizations in trauma resiliency.  She is on the faculty of Atlantic University’s MA in Mindful Leadership.  Peggy co-authored two books, Making Friends with Time and Love’s Garden and is currently completing a book for parents and teachers practicing mindfulness with children and young adults.  She has been studying and traveling to support the teaching of Thich Nhat Hanh for 25 years.  Peggy received the dharma lamp from her teacher in 2001 and he married Peggy and Larry in 1994.  She loves to sing and is crazy for dogs.