Easter 2015 saw a heart warming and nourishing Easter Retreat at Dorje Ling on the 6 Paramitas. Hobart sangha members led meditations, classes and discussions while Roslyn led yoga exercises, [asana,] breathing exercises, [pranayama,] and deep relaxation, [Yoga Nidra.]
While this was not predominantly a working bee, several projects were worked on during the retreat. Guy with Bastian, Cliff and Jack prepared the Gompa roof for guttering, Roslyn led a group who planted trees around the sacred fire site completely transforming the area, while Maria, John and Joe Grist worked on the walking tracks including prospecting a new route along the lakeside. The vegetable garden also received some much needed tending.
With no designated cook, the kitchen was another area for meditation in action. Roslyn, Ngaire and Julie organised and bought the food, created a menu and did a lot of the cooking. However many people were involved in creating the nutritious, delicious food that we enjoyed. The shared voluntary cooking contributed greatly to the retreat atmosphere. We became a very harmonious community with a mix of experienced and new participants including some children.
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