Events and Retreats
Peace in Oneself, Peace in the World
A Residential Mindfulness Retreat in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
Led by Dharma teachers Chan Huy and Leslie Rawls
Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-30
St. Francis Springs Prayer Center, Stoneville, NC
Sponsored by Deep River Sangha
(NOTE - AS OF APRIL 11 WE ARE AT FULL CAPACITY FOR THIS RETREAT - NEW REGISTRATIONS WILL BE PLACED ON A WAITING LIST AND NOTIFIED IF A SPACE BECOMES AVAILABLE)
“Practicing peace is possible with every step, with every breath. It is possible for us to practice together and bring hope and compassion into our daily lives and into the lives of our families, our community, our nation and the world.”
- Thich Nhat Hanh
In this retreat we will slow down, rest, and come back to our true selves to experience stability, freedom and peace, and awaken to the wonderful, refreshing and healing elements that are available in and around us in each moment of our lives.
The retreat begins on Saturday afternoon, May 28, and concludes on Monday afternoon, May 30 (Memorial Day) and will include sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks, question-and-answer sessions, and opportunities for private interviews with teachers. Beginners and experienced meditators alike are welcome.
In order to maintain a focused retreat environment for all, please plan to arrive Saturday afternoon and stay for the entire retreat.
Location: St. Francis Springs Prayer Center in Stoneville, NC (30 miles north of Greensboro)
Registration Fee: $240/person, which covers lodging, food and organizing expenses. The teachings are freely given, and there will be an opportunity to practice “dana” (generosity) by making a donation to support Chan Huy and Leslie’s teaching and travel expenses.
To register, please use this online Registration Form
About Our Teachers: Chan Huy and Leslie Rawls are Dharma Teachers in the Tiep Hein (Interbeing) Order.
CHAN HUY (True Radiance), offers retreats throughout North America and Asia. From a family with four generations of Thich Nhat Hanh’s students, Chan Huy was born in Vietnam and was raised in France as a Vietnamese Buddhist. He now lives in Montreal, Canada where he established the Institute of Applied Mindfulness and Chan Huy & Friends Mindful Coaching.
LESLIE RAWLS (True Realm of Enlightenment), was ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh as a Dharma teacher in 2009 and is the only resident Dharma Teacher in North Carolina. A student of Buddhism since 1970, Leslie has been actively involved with Plum Village and has coordinated many of Thich Nhat Hanh’s North American retreats. She leads retreats in Charlotte and the southeast and facilitates inmate Sanghas in North Carolina Department of Corrections.