by Miranda Chapman
I got home about an hour ago from my weekend work at the John Dear and R&R retreat at Copper Beech. A weekend spent in presence and service is powerful stuff. I have the honor of facilitating the closing circle for the R&R (rest & renewal) retreats on Sunday mornings. The folks in attendance have just spent a quiet weekend learning about mindfulness, practicing yoga, eating nourishing food, self-guiding themselves through whatever experience they need. This session at the end of the weekend is an invitation for integration; a conversation between all of us about what wants to be carried forward; a locating of the gifts of the time spent on retreat; and how not to feel overwhelmed by insight and transformation. I love it. It's a sacred space we share.
Today I was reminded that the opportunity exists to awaken everyday: to notice new things, to be curious, to be open to insight and, it's my responsibility to wake up. It's my responsibility to greet each moment with gratitude for being alive, to listen deeply to the heart.
So, when I arrived home, I sloughed off my coat, turned up the music really loud, and danced; shook off anything that needed shaking off and woke myself up to the newness of the moment.
Upcoming Programs with Miranda Chapman
Event with Miranda Chapman and Vamsi Koneru, Ph.D.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 7:00-8:30 pm.
For our third Courageous Candlelight Conversation of 2019, we will hold space for shares and reflections on the topic of trauma-informed mindfulness.
Event with Miranda Chapman & Brandon Nappi
Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 7:00-8:30 pm.
For our first Courageous Candlelight Conversation of 2020, we will hold space for shares and reflections on the topic of mindfulness, spirituality, and God.
Annual Retreat with Miranda Chapman
January 31-February 2, 2020
In this annual retreat with Miranda Chapman, we will explore the home we can cultivate within ourselves—a home where everything is welcome: the comfortable and uncomfortable, the familiar and unfamiliar.
Workshop with Miranda Chapman
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 1pm-5pm.
Give yourself permission, for a few hours, to relish the vast and varied spaces of rest for body, mind, and heart.
Event with Miranda Chapman
Friday, June 5, 2020, 7pm-9pm.
For millennia, seekers have walked the labyrinth in their quest for meaning, peace, and connection. Join with others in a candlelight labyrinth walk to foster compassion, generosity, and peace within you and the world around you.