Many Rivers Order of Interbeing Sanghas

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Holding the World Together,

Date: Thursday September 19 – Sunday September 22, 2019
Location: Trout Lake Abbey
46 Stoller Rd.,
Trout Lake, WA

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A DAY OF MINDFULNESS in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

Come enjoy the unique beauty of Trout Lake Abbey as we celebrate the Autumn Equinox in a creative and mindful way. This retreat will balance silence and creative exploration to deepen our faith and trust in the dharma as we navigate challenging times.

Autumn Equinox is the day when the world comes into equilibrium and we prepare for harvest.

To hold the world together, knowing we cannot separate the light from the dark, we will strengthen our equanimity, the inclusion of all things, by inviting in the Bodhisattvas, “Never Disparaging” and “Great Aspiration”. Along with cultivating our meditation practice, the use of story and creative processes, such as writing, soulcollage®, and ritual, will awaken our intuition and imagination. As a community we can then weave together a vision for peacefully stepping forth, generously offering our unique gifts to heal our precious planet. Together, we will sit, walk, eat and share, with gratitude for the fruits of our collective wisdom.

Retreat Registration: $90.00

Send $40.00 non-refundable deposit to: MROIS, 781 Cherry Ave., Eugene, OR 97404

To Arrange Lodging Contact:

Trout Lake Abbey – 509.395.2030 46 Stoller Rd., Trout Lake, WA 98650

Balance due at the time of the event.

Questions? Contact Lucy Kingsley at

Alexa Singer-Telles, a dharma teacher in the Plum Village tradition, will return to Trout Lake Abbey, to offer a unique combination of mindful meditation, creative explorations, and ritual to support a deep connection to inner wisdom and a healthy engagement with the world. Alexa is a licensed marriage and family therapist, registered SoulCollage® facilitator, and a lover of poetry and story. As an elder, her intention is to integrate the teachings of the dharma with a sense of aliveness by bringing beauty into form.

Dana will be requested for the teacher and the facility.