Relaxing the Mind and Opening the Heart
An Online Half-day Retreat with Angie Parrish and David Braasch on March 21
The Buddha spoke of mindfulness of the body as both a refuge and a source of joy that leads to deepening concentration and awakening. In the midst of endless thoughts, emotional storms, and energetic ups and downs, we can always come back to the refreshing calm of just this breath, just this step.
In this Half-day retreat, we will practice mindfulness using the body as our object of contemplation, whether sitting, in movement, or at rest. The retreat will involve guided sitting meditations, Dharma teachings, and mindful movements. This retreat is suitable for both new and experienced meditators who are looking to refresh and deepen their practice.
This retreat will be conducted entirely online via Zoom due to the current health concerns with the COVID-19 outbreak. For their own benefit, participants are requested to please respect and appreciate noble silence in their personal space during the duration of the morning. Zoom instructions will be emailed to all participants.
While this event is free and open to all practitioners, it is necessary to register in advance to help with our planning. We offer several registration options that permit an online donation. However, please understand that you do not need to make an online donation to register; we welcome any support you may wish to offer to support our community. Your generosity in providing a donation or "Dana" for the support of our teacher and Practice Center is greatly appreciated.
Angie Parrish has been a student of Buddhism and mindfulness for over 20 years. After a 1999 retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh, she became a student of Fred Eppsteiner's and a member of the Florida Community of Mindfulness. Angie brought the fruits of her experience in mindfulness and meditation into her professional career as an employee benefits consultant for a wide variety of organizations, including developing many employee training programs. In addition to serving as Executive Director of FCM, Angie is a qualified teacher of MBSR and is a frequent teacher of classes and other programs at the Tampa Center.
David Braasch has been a member of the Florida Community of Mindfulness since 2015, where he has taught and co-taught Mindfulness for Educators and Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation. He is currently serving as Membership Coordinator.
Contact name and email for more information - Kevin Conlin, firstname.lastname@example.org