October 25 - 27, 2013
A weekend residential retreat — Friday 6:00pm through Sunday 2:00pm

Join the Dallas Meditation Center / Awakening Heart at our 2013 AUTUMN WEEKEND RETREAT. This weekend residential retreat will take place Friday, October 25 (6pm) - Sunday, October 27 (2pm) at the PRAXIS Retreat and Learning Center, about 80 miles N.E. of Dallas in Telephone, Texas (near Caddo National Grassland).

Praxis Retreat and Learning
PRAXIS Retreat and Learning Center
near Telephone, TX
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We will be practicing mindfully together and in separate small groups during meditations, teachings, journal-writing, sharing/discussion, meals, nature walks, and candlelight services, etc. There will also be Yoga & QiGong available, as well as optional swimming or canoeing during Free Time in the large pond nearby.

Facilitators include Brother ChiSing, M.Div., M.A. (an ordained disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh), Andy McDonald, RYT, Bobbie Perkins and other facilitators from Dallas Meditation Center.

All meals will be vegetarian, organic, healthy and DELICIOUS. Some of the cuisines will include Asian, Middle Eastern, South American, and European styles.

Rates and registration coming soon...

Registration due before October 20.

Rates for the weekend, Oct 25-27:

• $225-250 for those of higher income
• $200-225 for those of medium income
• $175-200 for those of lower income
• $150-175 for those with no income
Please give as generously as you can, so that we can offer the lower rates to those who need them. Thank you!
The suggested rate includes the retreat events, housing and vegetarian meals. Additional financial gifts are welcome with your payment to help cover overall costs.
Full payment is due with your registration.

► REGISTER for this retreat online.

Registration due before October 20.

NOTE: Registration for this reteat is now FULL. You may still fill out the online registration to be placed on a waiting list in case space becomes available.

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Who should attend this retreat?

This retreat is intended for participants with a regular group meditation practice, meeting these criteria:
  • Have practiced group meditation at least 4 to 8 times at Dallas Meditation Center or a similar center
  • Committed to attend the 5 p.m. Sunday sangha at DMC at least twice between now and this retreat
  • Intend to regularly attend the 5 p.m. Sunday sangha at DMC weekly, or at least once a month following this retreat
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Yoga Yoga
Mindful Movement
Berries Mindful eating
Quiet time
Brother ChiSing
Brother ChiSing
Tashi NyimaAndy McDonald
Bobbie PerkinsMandala
Tentative Retreat Schedule (subject to change)
(Early Arrival -- anytime during the day, to help with preparations)
6:00  Regular Arrival & Room Assignment
7:00  Dinner *
7:30  Orientation - (Late Arrivals should arrive before 8 pm)
8:00  DHARMA Teaching
8:30  Sharing Circle
9:00  Candlelight MEDITATION
9:30  Prepare for bed
10:00  Sleep

7:00  (Optional Yoga)
8:30  Breakfast *
9:00  Outdoor WALKING Meditation
9:30  DHARMA Teaching
10:00  Q&A or Journal-Writing
10:30  Sharing Circles
11:30  (Optional Yoga)
12:30  Lunch *
1:00  Outdoor WALKING Meditation
1:30  FREE TIME (swimming/canoeing, hiking, games, or NAP)
4:30  (Optional Yoga)
6:00  Dinner *
7:00  DHARMA Teaching
7:30  Q&A or Journal-Writing
8:00  Sharing Circles
8:30  Candlelight MEDITATION
9:00  (Optional CAMPFIRE and s'mores) . . .

7:00  (Optional Yoga)
8:30  Breakfast *
9:00  Outdoor WALKING Meditation
9:30  DHARMA Teaching
10:00  Q&A or Journal-Writing
10:30  Sharing Circle
11:30  Outdoor WALKING Meditation ("Gratitude-Blessings")
12:00  Lunch *
1:00  Clean-up
2:00  NAMASTE!   :-)

(5:00  Awakening Heart - Dallas Meditation Center)
• $50 deposit is non-refundable
• Payments for cancellations from Sept. 20 through 29 are 20% refundable
• Payments for cancellations Sept. 30 or later are non-refundable
Contact Information Emails    
Awakening Heart
Dallas Meditation Center
P.O. Box 832412
Richardson, TX 75083
Brother ChiSing, M.Div., M.A.
Spiritual Director
ChiSing  AwakeningHeart.org
Bobbie Perkins
Administrative Assistant
Contact Bobbie
Cornell Kinderknecht
Communications Coordinator
Contact Cornell