a sacred opportunity
The seven-day mediation retreat offering is during the nunnery's annual meditation retreat held in alignment with Thingyan - the annual New Year water festival celebration. Thingyan is a time for cleansing ceremonies, deep meditation, community, and transition into the new year. This unique offering coincides with Om & Roam's Annual Yoga Seva Project. The Yoga team of teachers will be conducting the Yoga Seva project and we are fortunate to practice meditation at the same time. You will be able to immerse into the nunnery setting, partake in daily yoga classes and practice meditation alongside the nuns and orphans. Daily Mindfulness group discussions on topics including: loving kindness & metta, forgiveness, and gratitude will be held by Marni Reynolds.
This is a beautiful way to practice and open your heart.
Below is a sample of our potential schedule. Please note that the yoga seva project will be creating a schedule that needs flexibility- we are encouraged to join in a variety of yoga classes. Break times can be for resting, journaling or silence. Silence is an option for this retreat. Also note that meals are vegetaritan and that fasting is observed during dinner. (Fasting through dinner is not required, but is an option available)
- 5:00 - 6:00am Morning Meditation
- 6:00 - 6:45am Breakfast (Vegetarian)
- 7:00 - 8:00am Team Morning Meeting / Practice
- 8:00 - 8:45am Meditation or Yoga Class #1
- 9:00 - 9:45am Yoga Class #2
- 10:00 - 11:00am Meditation
- 11:00 - 12:00pm Lunch (Vegetarian)
- 12:00 - 2:00pm Break
- 2:00 - 3:15pm Meditation or Yoga Class #3
- 3:30 - 5:00pm Yoga Class #4
- 5:00 - 6:30pm Break
- 6:30pm Evening Team Satsang
This is a self-funded trip and dana retreat. Each practioner is responsible for purchasing their own airfare, travel insurance, and accommodations outside of their time at nunnery. Meals and accommodations are provided for us while we are staying at the nunnery.
There is a $150 non-refundable deposit for each practioner's deposit which serves to help fund project expenses; shuttles, supplies, etc.
Our group will be living at the nunnery with housing and meals provided for us. We will be offering a donation to the nunnery at the close of our stay in an effort to help offset the expense of our accommodations. Our goal is to have each teacher donate a minimum $150 per teacher (~$22 per day/per person). Anyone who is able to donate more is of course welcome to do so.
Contact Project Leader / Om&Roam Creative Director, Carly Gaffey: firstname.lastname@example.org
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We have space for only 5-6 women
To fill out the application, click the link below:
Please share this opportunity with anyone you feel may be called to become involved!
*Reminder: This project is seeking female participants only*