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Setting Conscious Intentions for Our Lives and World for 2023

Online Program
Dates: Dec 17, 2022 - Dec 18, 2022

Instructor(s): Deborah Eden Tull

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Course Description:

"Energy is our most precious resource, for it is the means through which we transform our creative potential into meaningful action." Tarthang Tulku

Buddhist traditions have long emphasized the importance of setting clear and supportive intentions in our ethical and spiritual life. In this year-end online retreat, you will be invited to listen deeply, reflect, restore, and create anew. You will be invited on an embodied journey bridging personal and collective awakening. Rather than setting New Year's resolutions based on the myth of self-improvement, we will set intentions from the heart of our being, supporting each other in moving beyond limiting beliefs and the illusion of separate self.

Grounded in Buddhist traditions and acknowledging the gravity of the times we face, we will seek to cultivate compassion, clear-seeing, and possibility through meditation and mindful inquiry, dharma talks, relational mindfulness, reflective writing, and somatic practices.

In our time together, we will compassionately explore such questions as:

What are my deepest intentions for the year ahead, for my life, and for our world in this age of global change?

What lessons and hidden gems are there to harvest from 2022?

What obstacles or limiting beliefs is it time to release, let go, and forgive – personally and on behalf of our collective? How do I let go of limiting beliefs?

What is emerging through me and what is my practice in response to changes in our world?

How can I fully engage the source of my deepest power and my peace?

And how can my dharma practice support me in cultivating greater balance and personal sustainability in my life?

The transition to a New Year beckons with possibility and renewal. If we open to this invitation with wonder, curiosity, and courage, we can touch into wise-hearted guidance within and also the embrace and support of the world around us.

Online Schedule:
This program is hosted on Zoom and closed captions are available. Our intention is to build sangha and provide meaningful virtual interactions with each other and with teachers in our online programs. We encourage you to participate as fully as you are able. You can check the time of the group sessions in your timezone here: https://www.worldtimebuddy.com. The schedule of Zoom meetings for this program (shown in US Eastern Time) is as follows:

Saturday, December 17

9:00 am -12:00 pm ET

2:00-5:00 pm ET

Sunday, December 18

9:00 am -12:00 pm ET

1:00-3:00 pm ET

Please note that sessions will be recorded and will be available within 48 hours of each session for courses and 48 hours of the final session for retreats and events. These recordings are not downloadable. Retreat recordings will be available for 2 weeks and event recordings will be available indefinitely.

Cancellation Policy:
Registration fees for online programs are nonrefundable after the program start date. Cancellations prior to the program start date will incur a $25 cancellation fee. For intensive, application-based programs, the cancellation fee is $50.

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.
    About the Instructor(s):
  • Deborah Eden Tull, founder of Mindful Living Revolution, is a Zen meditation and engaged dharma teacher, author, spiritual activist, and sustainability educator. She emphasizes the connection between personal awakening and collective transformation. Eden spent 7 years training as a Buddhist monk at a silent Zen monastery. Her teaching style is grounded in mindful inquiry, fierce compassion, and the essential wisdom of nature, drawing upon diverse wisdom streams to make timeless teachings relevant to today’s world.