Meditation and Embodiment in Nature
With Peter Williams and Tory Capron
June 24 - 27, 2021
This is a nature-based silent meditation retreat with some Ecodharma content. We will meditate outdoors as much as the weather allows. The focus is on our bodies as an expression of nature and interdependence. Feeling our connection with nature moves us to be active in advocating for it. We will explore this as Bodhisattva activity.
Peter Williams has practiced meditation for 27 years in the Theravada and Tibetan Buddhist traditions. He has done more than 30 months of silent retreat. He has taught insight meditation (mindfulness) since 2003 and has completed the Community Dharma Leader training through Spirit Rock Meditation Center. In addition to teaching retreats and dedicated practitioner groups, Peter has taught mindfulness to diverse audiences, from Colorado juvenile justices to school teachers to environmentalists. Peter is one of the founders of the Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center in the mountains near Boulder. Peter has been practicing as a transpersonal psychotherapist since 2007, using mindfulness and spirituality to heal emotional distress. He specializes in working with trauma, anxiety, depression and grief. In an 18-year career in the environmental field, Peter worked as an environmental educator for Massachusetts Audubon Society, as a wildlife biologist and lecturer at the University of Vermont, and as a consulting ecologist for groups such as the Nature Conservancy and the U. S. Forest Service. He served on the board of the Vermont Wetlands Association. Peter has also worked as a substitute foster parent for abused children. He has volunteered as a crisis counselor for the Boulder County Mental Health Center and as a caregiver in hospice work.…
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Victoria (Tory) Wolf Capron is the principle teacher for the Golden Bowl Foundation. Inspired by Buddhism, particularly the crazy wisdom teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the body, nondual teachings, the natural world, and shamanism, Tory weaves together Buddhist practices, meditation, and psychology to challenge her students to be fearless and gentle in uncovering the truth of their own true nature and experiencing the sacredness of life. Tory has been working with individuals, couples, women and groups for the last 25 years. From 1980-1996, her life and career was deeply connected with the natural world. She worked as a wildlife biologist, backcountry ranger, and wilderness guide. Tory has been practicing Buddhism since 1978, including 8 years of Zen training, 8 years of Vipassana, and since 1994 in the Tibetan tradition. Tory has studied with many teachers, and her root teachers are Chogyam Trungpa, Reggie Ray and Adyashanti. She became a Buddhist minister in 2000. Her Master’s degree in Buddhist studies included training in counseling, group facilitation, and chaplaincy. She is also certified in body-mind psychotherapy and Somatic Archeology. She has trained in shamanism, including shamanic journeying. Tory works with beginning students of meditation as well as being authorized to teach more advanced practices of the Vajrayana. She…
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