2012 Mindfulness & Law Retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery

Cultivating Balance: A Mindfulness Retreat for Lawyers,
Judges, Law Students, and Law Professionals
in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh 

Friday 6/22 – Sunday 6/24

Blue Cliff Monastery, Pine Bush, New York

“While the practice of law can be rewarding, professionally and personally, and a source of inspiration and justice, it may also be a source of great stress. More than ever, lawyers face business development demands, are driven by time demands with escalating billable hours, are future-oriented, focused on goal setting, and are trained to be highly judgmental, thinking our way out of a problem to a solution. This weekend retreat, designed for lawyers, judges, law professionals and law students, is an opportunity to slow down, to experience and enjoy the deep connection that comes with awareness of the present moment. The retreat will include periods of silence, dharma talks by Lawyer Dharma Teachers, discussions, and an opportunity to present questions to help participants learn ways to integrate mindfulness into life, family, and work. We will engage in nourishing practices – sitting, walking, and eating meditation, deep relaxation; and mindful dialogue – to cultivate the non-judgmental mind and nourish our hearts. Cosponsored by CUNY Contemplative Urban Law Program, Project for the Integration of SpiritLawPolitics, City Bar (NY) Contemplative Lawyers’ Group. Facilitators: Dharma Teacher Jack Lawlor, Dharma Teacher Leslie Rawls, Dharma Teacher Jeanne Anselmo & Order of Interbeing Member Valerie Brown.”
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Registration: http://bluecliffmonastery.org/retreats/law-mindfulness-retreat  / 845-733-4959 ext. 21