On Sunday, Jan. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon, Rachel Nixon will lead a half-day meditation retreat, on Zoom, hosted by The Dancing Elephant. The program is open to the community by donation. Registration is required to receive Zoom link.
“Winter is a time of hibernation, a time of stillness and silence,” said Dancing Elephant, in a news release. “When we listen deeply, we can hear the call to slow down and rest.”
This half-day retreat is an opportunity to respond to the call, to soften and let go into the present moment. The morning will be a blend of guided practice, deep listening, mindful movement, silence, and guided relaxation.
“Come settle in and enjoy a peaceful, nurturing morning,” said Elephant.
All are welcome. No previous meditation experience is required.
Rachel Nixon has been exploring Buddhist teachings since 1999. Over the years, she has been inspired by Pema Chödrön's writings and has trained at Shambhala Buddhist Centers in the U.S. and Canada. She attended the seven-week Yarne Retreat with Pema Chodron at Gampo Abbey in 2019-2020. Rachel has also studied with the Mangala Shri Bhuti community and at the Insight Meditation Society. She has been trained as a Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor and a k-12 Mindful Schools Educator.
The Dancing Elephant is a community center for yoga, meditation, and art located in downtown Rockland. All programs are donation-based and available for all levels.