Unconditional Love, Compassion, Joy & Equanimity: How We Live Them - An Online Weekend Retreat with special guest teacher Mushim Patricia Ikeda.

The Brahmaviharas ("Divine Abodes") are Buddhist practices beloved by people all over the world. "Unbounded" and unconditional LovingKindness, Compassion, Empathetic Joy, and Equanimity sound good in theory but how do we make them real in imperfect and happiness-producing ways? How do we make these "divine" abodes true and stable refuges for ourselves and others in the midst of the current "polycrisis" and systems collapse? This online weekend retreat will include guided meditation in stationary (seated or lying down) positions; walking or gentle movement meditation; Dharma talks; contemplative journaling; and Q&A and community sharing. Participants are welcome to take care of themselves freely (hydration, snacks, stretching) as long as they keep their microphones on mute out of respect for the community. 

When: Friday Oct. 21 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM Arizona/Pacific time.
            Saturday Oct. 22 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Arizona/Pacific
            Sunday Oct. 23 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Arizona/Pacific 

Weekend Fee: $60 plus Dana (donation) for the teacher. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay. Scholarships are available for those with financial need. You may apply for a scholarship when registering. Mushim is freely offering this retreat on a Dana basis and will receive no compensation from TCMC. She has opted to be supported by your generous donations. 

Friday Night Only Fee: $10 plus Dana (donation) for the teacher. Scholarships are available. You may just attend Friday night if you are unable to attend the entire weekend. 

Registration: To register please go here.

Contact: Blake at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 520-775-1626

Mushim Patricia Ikeda is an internationally-known secular mindfulness and Buddhist teacher working primarily with justice activists and Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) meditation practitioners. A core teacher at East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, California, she is an author whose writing has been published in Lion's Roar, Tricycle, Buddhadharma and various anthologies. She is the founding and guiding teacher of EBMC's Practice in Transformative Action, a yearlong program now in its tenth year, providing secular mindfulness training for justice activists and agents of change. Mushim was selected by Lion's Roar Buddhist media magazine as one of twenty-six "Great Buddhist Teachers" in the January 2022 issue, and is known as the author of the Vow Not to Burn Out. For more info www.mushimikeda.com