July 31, 2016
‘Impermanence, Mindfulness and Joy’: I went to a retreat Alice and John put together on this theme. This is also the title of an anthology of poetry (soon to be published) spanning many centuries, scores of poets, and multiple continents, from which selections were chosen for reading and discussion at the four-day event. The introduction to the book is marvelous.
The format of the retreat was a mix of Feldenkrais , poetry and meditation. John even read a few poems during several of the meditations….perfect.
In the end, what made this beautiful for me was personal characteristics John and Alice share; calm, kind, open, and intelligent.
Mealtime conversation was enhanced by the delicious, healthy, gourmet food!