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Sun, Mar 19


Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, Annex #1

Entering the Dharma Gate of Spring

Half-Day Retreat with Eric McCullum, Maureen Shannon-Chapple, Cheryl Tchir

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Entering the Dharma Gate of Spring
Entering the Dharma Gate of Spring

Time & Location

Mar 19, 2023, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, Annex #1, 5300 Crest Rd, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

About the event

Please join us for a half-day retreat to celebrate springtime and the spirit of renewal. It will be a precious opportunity for us to cultivate the seeds of bodhicitta and the blossoming of our connection to community.

Our retreat will take place at the Mary and Joseph Retreat Center where the surrounding gardens make it an ideal location to enter the “Dharma Gate of Spring.” We’ll contemplate the awakening of the Earth that occurs naturally in springtime, and how it can inspire our own awakening. We’ll explore what the season teaches us about beginner’s mind and fresh perspectives on old habits and conditioning. We’ll discover how to “begin again and again” with the birth of each moment, and how to open up to the experience of renewal in practice, and in life.

We will be meeting at the Annex near the labyrinth. There will be chairs available for sitting, or you may bring your cushions and benches for meditation. Please bring your own water, snacks, and lunch for our breaks. For the health of our sangha, see our Covid-19 precautions below.*

Registration is required and space is limited for this event, so if you would like to attend, please sign up as soon as possible. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. To bypass the registration fee, contact Eric McCullum at We look forward to practicing with you there!

*Health Precautions: Let's take care of each other! If you have COVID-19, or have been in close contact with anyone who has had COVID-19 in the last 10 days, please do not attend. We kindly ask that you wear a mask if you have a runny nose, cough, or any other flu/covid-like symptoms. We encourage and support anyone with concerns about their health while in public to wear a mask, though it is not required except as noted above.


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