Days of the Living - A Oaxaca Retreat
with Rachel Boughton Roshi
Koan: The stone that’s lost in the river is found in the river.
Koan: Someone asked “What’s it like when you’ve gone through the Great Death and then come back to life?”
The teacher answered “Don’t accept walking about in the night. You have to emerge back into the daylight.”
Life keeps throwing us into darkness, the unknown, the unforeseen. Things are lost for a time, we fetch around in the dark and feel our way in a world without defined edges. This can even be a blessing. And then something tells us it’s time to come back into the light. How do we get found? That’s a meditation question. In the darkness it’s possible to start to see landmarks, light through the cracks. It’s good to have company and explore this territory together.
Meditation, teaching and conversation, walks and time to feel the dark and to emerge.
Fees & Accommodations: Includes daily teachings, optional private meetings with teacher, accommodations, meals and transportation to and from Oaxaca city to the venue.
Venue: Paraje Bonanza is a sustainable living training center about an hour south of Oaxaca City specializing in natural building materials and recycling for new uses in construction. They produce almost all of their energy using wind and water. Located in a quiet forested area, the many acres include a reservoir set in the mountains. Accommodations are rustic. Food is simple but ample. Paraje is also affectionately known as Tonantzin Tlalli, the ancient name of the dark grandmother goddess.
Cerca de Ejutla de Crespo, Oaxaca
Registrar D Allen firstname.lastname@example.org 831-620-5030
Retreat Spaces are Limited & City accommodations during Day Of the Dead fill up early, so plan to confirm early.
D can also help you arrange accommodations in Oaxaca City with other retreat participants as well as provide basic orientation to Oaxaca and Days of the Dead events.