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Rocky Mountain

Ecodharma Retreat Center

A Home for Meditation in Nature

Teachers

Peter Williams

Peter has practiced meditation for 29 years in the Theravada and Tibetan Buddhist traditions. He has done more than 31 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. Peter teaches retreats and dedicated practitioner groups based in Longmont, CO. He has taught mindfulness to diverse audiences, from Colorado juvenile justices to school teachers to environmentalists. He is one of the founders of the Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center in the mountains near Boulder, CO.

Peter has been practicing as a transpersonal psychotherapist since 2007, using mindfulness and spirituality to heal emotional distress. 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. Peter enjoys playing piano, golfing, bird watching, hiking and being outdoors as much as possible.

Events with Peter Williams

Meditation and Embodiment in Nature
August 25 - 28, 2022

This retreat will explore internal and external quiet, the teachings of nature and the wisdom of the body. We will do this through meditation, movement and connection with the outdoors, spending as much time outside as the weather allows. In meditation practice we will connect with nature through all of our physical senses. Movement practices will include somatic meditations and mindful movement, which will nurture our relationship with our bodies, our intuition, the natural world, and the unknown. We will foster deep relationship with the Earth as our witness and healer. The retreat will contain some Ecodharma content, with our connection to nature naturally activating our care for protecting the environment. The retreat will be held in silence, with periodic interactive sessions.¬† There may light hiking during the program. This retreat will give you a break from news, work, and stress. It has the potential to relax you into presence, being and flow, as you meditate in the stunning mountain landscape of the Ecodharma Center. Special Covid Protocols (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY) To ensure everyone’s safety and comfort, RMERC requires results of a negative covid-19 test to be presented upon arrival at RMERC. In addition, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that all participants…

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