August 6-11, 2019

Courage of Care

Bend, OR

About the Retreat

This is the opening retreat for our Courageous Leaders for Collective Liberation Program.

We believe that courageous, compassionate leadership embodies many forms, and that it is most effective when grounded in deep, loving contemplative practice and an unwavering commitment to liberation for all.  We teach who we are, and if we are not doing our own personal work, that will reflect in our service efforts. And if we are doing deep spiritual or contemplative work, but aren’t aware of the ways in which our capacity for care is limited by social and cultural conditioning, we may not realize our full potential. We also may end up perpetuating the very systems of oppression from which we aim to free ourselves and others.

Our Courageous Leaders for Collective Liberation Program is therefore designed to support activists and organizers who wish to both grow and strengthen a healing and restorative contemplative practice as well to commit to taking action to make systems and communities they serve more caring and just.