MINDFUL RELATIONSHIPS

with Larry Ward AND Peggy Rowe-Ward

About the Retreat

The purpose of this year’s retreat is to deepen our love and understanding not just of ourselves but also of others so that we can see the world with the eyes of compassion. Seeing the world with the eyes of compassion is essential if we are to develop and maintain mindful relationships with the members of the family, the workplace, and the community.

The retreat offers an opportunity for us to take time for ourselves, step back from our busy daily life, and practice the art of mindful living. There will be dharma talks, meditation practices, mindful eating and walking, noble silence, group activities and sharing.

Whether you are new to mindfulness practice, or already familiar with it, the retreat will be a wonderful opportunity for you to start, or deepen, your practice under the guidance of two experienced dharma teachers.

* The retreat will be conducted in English with Japanese translation.

 

About the Teachers

Larry Ward and Peggy Rowe Ward are senior students and ordained Dharma Teachers in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, the founder of Plum Village Monasteries and Practice Centers around the world.

Co-authors of the book Love’s Garden: A Guide to Mindful Relationships, Larry and Peggy are currently the co-directors of the Lotus Institute, a nonprofit organization based in the Pacific Northwest, which is dedicated to cultivating the Art of Mindful Living through retreats, workshops and life coaching. They have conducted retreats around the world, including such places as Mexico, Botswana, Thailand, Vietnam, and Hong Kong. Following the retreat in 2017, this is the second retreat they conduct in Japan.

 

Teachers's Message

”Happiness is made of one substance: compassion, and compassion is made of understanding. If you don't have compassion in your heart, you cannot be happy. By cultivating compassion for others, you create happiness for yourself and for the world。

To develop compassion in ourselves, we need to practice mindful breathing, deep listening, and deep looking. Looking deeply and listening carefully, you understand the suffering of the other person. You accept him or her, and naturally your love and compassion will flow freely.”

  Larry Ward and Peggy Rowe-Ward (2017 Retreat)

Larry Ward and Peggy Rowe-Ward (2017 Retreat)

About the Venue

Kansai Seminar House is a conference center located in the northern part of Kyoto, in a beautiful and peaceful environment at the foot of Mt. Hiei, between Shugakuin Imperial Villa and Manshuin Temple.

In addition to modern conference facilities, Kansai seminar house features a traditional Japanese garden with a Noh stage and a Japanese teahouse.

All Western-style guest rooms are equipped with mini bar, kettle, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobe and towels. Rooms located in the second floor (South Wing) have been recently renovated and are more comfortable than other rooms.

  Modern Conference Facilities

Modern Conference Facilities

  South Wing Rooms (2nd floor)

South Wing Rooms (2nd floor)

  Manshuin Temple nearby

Manshuin Temple nearby

  North Wing Rooms (3rd floor)

North Wing Rooms (3rd floor)

 

South Wing ・max 3 per room

Very Early Bird 62,000円・Early Bird 65,000円

Regular 68,000円

 

NORTH WING ・Max 4 per room

Very Early Bird 59,500円・Early Bird 62,500円

Regular 65,500円

※ VAT・Retreat Fees、Meals and Accommodation included

 

Commuters(All meals included)

Very Early Bird 49,500円・Early Bird 52,500円

Regular 55,500円

 

Very Early Bird:Until July 29th

Early Bird:From July 30th until August 26th

 
 
 

PROGRAM OUTLINE

Program is subject to changes.

Thank you for your understanding.

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9.28(Fri)

14:00 Check-in

16:00 Opening

18:00 Dinner

19:30 Orientation

21:00 Private Time (Bath Time)

22:30 Light Out

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9.29(SAT)

06:30 Meditation and Exercise

08:00 Breakfast

09:00 Walking Meditation

10:15 Lecture

12:00 Onwards

We will practice eating meditation, sitting meditation,  total relaxation and other group activities.

22:30 Light Out

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9.30(SUN)

06:30 Meditation and Exercise

08:00 Breakfast

09:00 Walking Meditation

10:15 Lecture

12:00 Mindful Lunch

13:00 Total Relaxation

13:45 Closing Circle

15:00 Ending

 All meals are vegetarian.

All meals are vegetarian.

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WHAT TO WEAR

・Simple, non revealing, comfortable clothes

・Comfortable and non-slip shoes (for outdoor walking meditation)

・Please refrain from wearing perfume and other scented products.

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THINGS TO BRING

・Yoga Mat, Bath Towel or Blanket for Total Relaxation

・Water bottle/thermos/travel mug for tea (hot water and tea bags available)

・Zafu(if needed)

・Personnel items

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KANSAI

SEMINAR HOUSE

Ichijoji Takenouchi cho 23, Sakyo-ku, 606-8134 Kyoto
TEL:075-711-2115

Access

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