Karma: A Buddhist Perspective on Values

Land of Medicine Buddha, Soquel CA

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Apr 25 - 28, 2019
Group size: 1 - 20
Karma: A Buddhist Perspective on Values
Land of Medicine Buddha, Soquel CA

Dharma Camps
  • Mobile phone verified
  • Email address verified
2 reviews

$450
Deposit: $50
Apr 25 - 28, 2019
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

This retreat is open to all adults who want a space to play and create, while at the same time exploring profound Buddhist teachings and connecting with a loving community. Over the course of the 4 days there will be art, meditations, teachings, nature walks, discussions, a fire puja (a Buddhist ritual for cleansing negative energy) music, laughter and relaxed time to just be. This is a time to disconnect from technology and take a break from our busy lives. We encourage you to leave all work and outside pressures behind, and treat yourself to a rejuvenating weekend!


Theme


Karma is the force of cause and effect: all actions, positive, negative and neutral, have an affect of the same. So, if we do something kind and generous, we will, at some point, experience kindness and generosity in return. However, if we act with anger and cruelty, we will experience the same back. This is not a judgment, there is no all powerful being doling our punishment and reward, it is simply the natural way phenomena occur, similar to gravity. During this retreat we will discuss different ways of living a life in accordance to values of loving kindness and compassion.


This is the second retreat in our series covering what are called the 6 perfections, which are guidelines for living a life in service not only to ourselves, but to all living beings. Don’t worry if you missed our first retreat, you will not need to have attended that one to enjoy this retreat!


Space is limited to 20 people, so sign up now!

Location

Held at the picturesque Land of Medicine Buddha which is an active Buddhist retreat center tucked away on 108 acres of the coastal foothills near Santa Cruz. It’s the perfect place to unplug and enjoy being in nature! Delicious vegetarian meals will be provided, as well as accommodation ranging from tent camping to a private room. Land of Medicine Buddha has beautiful nature trails as well as a relaxing pool and spa area to help you unwind.


What’s included

  • Room
    Select from tent camping to private room and bath
  • Board
    delicious vegetarian meals
  • Art supplies
    All art materials
  • Spa
    Use of the Sauna
  • Tea and coffee
    Tea, coffee and light snacks are out all day for participants to help themselves
  • Massage
    You can book one if you like!

Available Packages

Tent Camping
only 2 left

well maintained tent platform where you can pitch your own tent. (limited availability)

$450
Deposit: $50
Shared room

3 to 5 people in a shared room with a bathroom

$500
Deposit: $50
Double room

2 people in a shared room with a bathroom

$550
Deposit: $50
Single room

A private room with a private bathroom

$700
Deposit: $50

Available options

Donation towards scholarships
$25
Donation towards scholarships
$50
Donation towards scholarships
$100
Donation towards scholarships
$200
$450
Deposit: $50

Tent Camping

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DharmaCamps provides a safe place for people to combine the beneficial experience of self reflection with the fun of camp! Through art, community, and play we hope to make profound Buddhist practices accessible to everyone. Whether it is an afternoon session or a several day camp, our goal is to give people of all ages a space to develop their own inner potential for boundless compassion, wisdom and loving kindness.

Reviews

AK
I had a great retreat in a beautiful location. The food was delicious served with a quiet respectful smile. The sauna, pool and outdoor shower added a plus to my experience.
What a marvelous experience, HeartArt at Dharma Camp! I marvel at just how much I did, learned, shared, enjoyed myself together with a group of people I'd only just met! From the initial, warm greeting by the organizers, replete with snacks and cozy introductions, the tone was set for a safe and sure exploration of understanding, experiencing and applying Buddhist Compassion to everyday life, through the medium of art. The leaders set the tone, making for a comfortable environment for us to have fun while we created art literally based on Jon Landaw's impactful Dharma teaching on Bodhicitta. We were touched and we touched one another's hearts, truly., We laughed and cried together, we listened and questioned and considered and shared -- and came together, each in her very own authentic way. What a marvelous experience, one that continues even now, days later, as I continue to read and write in the provided journal and to practice lessons learned. What's the most stars I can give? That number, plus two more, for the creators of this event.
By Marlin Potash for July Heart Art on Jul. 11, 2018

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