Developing closeness with ourselves, each other, and the natural world
A Day of Mindfulness with Dharma Teacher John Bell
Sept 18, 2021, 10:00am -2:00pm on Zoom
Through meditation, songs, deep relaxation, and personal sharing, this retreat explores ways to become even more intimate—with our feelings, our bodies, our sensual experience, our family and friends, our neighbors, folks from other cultural or racial groups, the natural world, and the ultimate dimension.
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Meeting ID: 836 3907 0206 Passcode: peace
The day will be facilitated by John Bell, a Dharma Teacher who has practiced with the Thich Nhat Hanh/Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism for 35 years. John guides the Mountain Bell Sangha, near Boston, and serves on the Caretaking Council of the Plum Village Earth Holder Community, and formerly on the North American Dharma Teachers Sangha CTC and the ARISE Core Group (the Plum Village initiative on racial equity).
In his wide world work, John co-founded YouthBuild in 1978 and, until his recent retirement, helped guide its development into an integrated program that offers education, construction training, and leadership development to low-income young people in 260 communities across the U.S., and in 100 communities in 15 other countries. In all his work, he aims to combine three interrelated areas—social justice, emotional healing, and spiritual practice. John's writings on these various topics can also be found on his website, www.beginwithin.info.