winter/spring retreat

March 18th and 19th 2023

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Join us at Vitalize Studio on March 18th and 19th 9 am to 3 pm, as we explore compassionate listening with a lesson plan developed by Gene Knudsen Hoffman. Hoffman has worked over 40 years dealing with international conflict and has done much work getting Israelis and Palestinians hear one another. These lessons are ones we can use for ourselves, our families and even more importantly our communities. These are necessary insights and tools to help bring the Pure Land here and now.

Our workshop will be lead by Christopher Kakuyo Sensei and also facilitated by various members of the Salt Lake Buddhist Sangha.

We will have a guided discussions on – Compassion – Hatred – Denial – Forgiveness – Reconciliation –

We will examine Thich Nhat Hahn’s Approach to the Art of Listening and finally we will look at M Adam’s Curle’s Tools for Transformation.

The workshop will be two days and 6 hours a day with a light working lunch that will be catered. There will be breaks for silence meditation walking meditation and chanting. Please bring journals for different reflection excercizes.

Spaces are limited to 35

the cost is $40.00 (Scholarships are available)

Tickets can be purchased here – if a passwords is requested use Amidanow

If you have any questions, please let us know at