"Hands, Head, Heart" Retreat: Being with the Other

WHEN: June 15, 2019, 10AM, 2 days
WHAT: On the weekend of June 15-16th, we are delighted to host a 2-day "Hands, Head, Heart" Retreat at Banyan Grove on the apt theme: Being with the Other!

This 2-day retreat (Sat @10AM - Sun @5PM) is an opportunity to convene with kindred community in dialogue, action, and reflection as a pathway to "be the change we wish to see in the world".

For this particular gathering, we'll be inviting various pillars of "othering and belonging" from our community, including John Powell at UC Berkeley, and spirited filmmaker Lee Mun Wah (Color of Fear), alongside the usual slew of ServiceSpace anchors -- including Meghna Banker from India, Ashima Goyal from Romania, farm-to-table chef Hiromi Ui, the former General Counsel in President Obama's White House Preeta Bansal, Ladder-in-chief Audrey Lin, and Nipun Mehta will be anchoring the retreat. More coming soon, as we get closer to the dates.

Along the way, our hope is to deepen our experience of generosity, build deeper ties among each other, and reflect on subtle values embedded in our actions and stories. Ultimately, by amplifying the inner transformation element of the service process, we aim to cultivate a shift from consumption to contribution, transaction to trust, isolation to community, and scarcity to abundance. For more context, read some highlights from Preeta and a reflection from Brian about previous retreats.

  • Food: Simple vegan meals will be served (Saturday lunch & dinner, Sunday breakfast & lunch).
  • Accommodations: Participants will stay overnight at Banyan Grove, which has campus guidelines including 5 precepts. Arrival is Saturday between 8:30-9:45AM (optional meditation starts at 9AM) and depart Sunday at 5PM.
  • Other: Like all ServiceSpace offerings, this labor-of-love space is offered entirely as a gift and managed entirely by crew of about a dozen volunteers.

If you'd like to join, please (a) RSVP below (and ignore the waitlist message), (b) submit a pre-retreat questionnaire that we email you, and (c) we'll drop you a note with more details as we get closer!

Thank you for your kinship in co-creating and holding the "other" with a heart of oneness!     
WHERE:Banyan Grove (Forest Knolls, CA)
HOST:Helen Kimura