Online — Mountain Colors, Valley Echoes: Engaging the Environment as Buddhist Practice

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Online — Mountain Colors, Valley Echoes: Engaging the Environment as Buddhist Practice

William Edelglass
October 21, 2022 - October 23, 2022

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“Mountain colors, valley echoes,” the thirteenth century Japanese Zen teacher Dōgen writes, are the “voice and body of my beloved Śākyamuni.”  From its very beginning, when the Buddha was protected by the enveloping limbs of the bodhi tree and called on the earth as his witness, Buddhist practice has been deeply intertwined with the lived environment.  As Buddhism spread across much of Asia, Buddhist practices, doctrines, and stories transformed the landscape into a Buddhist environment and Buddhist perceptions of the more-than-human world shaped practitioners.  What can Buddhist traditions of engaging the environment teach us today, in a time of climate crisis on a planetary scale and the weakening of relationships with our local places?  Drawing on classical Buddhist traditions and with the help of poetry and ritual, we will explore ways in which each of us can engage the environment—both local and global—as an element of Buddhist practice.

 

 

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PROGRAM COST

It is Natural Dharma Fellowship’s aspiration that no one be turned away from our teachings and retreats because they are unable to pay the full cost. In order make our courses affordable for all who wish to attend, we are offering a three-level fee structure that takes into account people’s differing financial circumstances:

  • Benefactor – for those who can afford it, this fee level helps provide support for those with limited financial resources and assists with the care and maintenance of Wonderwell Mountain Refuge
  • Program fee – for those who can cover the basic cost of an online retreat or course
  • Supported – for those with limited financial resources or recent financial hardship

The pricing options for a particular retreat are based primarily on its length and are intended to give you an idea of what it costs to offer that retreat. The amounts listed are suggestions. You may write in any amount that fits your financial situation. Any amount offered above the Course Fee level will be considered a tax-deductible donation and will be acknowledged as such.

Wonderwell Mountain Refuge strives to offer retreats in a manner that is inclusive for persons of all means. If the full retreat cost would create an undue financial burden, we encourage you to apply for a scholarship. Please visit this page on our website learn more about financial aid.

Depending on the type of work that you do, you may be eligible for a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship. Please click on this link for more information.

 

USER ACCOUNTS & RESOURCES

The user account feature of our website provides a secure place where materials from your retreats can be posted and accessed. If you don’t have an account already, you’ll want to set one up as soon as you register.

  • Paid resourcesretreat recordings and other retreat materials – will only be available in the dashboard of your user account.
  • If you haven’t already created an NDF user account, please visit our website to Create an account as soon as possible.
  • User accounts are manually synced with the retreat 7–10 days after the retreat. Please be aware that this does not happen automatically with registration. It is a separate, manual operation.

Please visit the Technical FAQ page on our website for useful information about user accounts, helpful tutorials, as well as answers to many other questions. You can contact support@naturaldharma.org with questions about your user account.

 

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William Edelglass

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