An online daylong retreat with Deb Kerr and Kenji Oshima
Saturday, July 22nd
10am – 4pm (Time Zone Converter) Closed Captioning Provided
Mindfulness and compassion practices are powerful tools to help us navigate what the body often offers to us, including disabilities, ongoing illnesses, injuries, aging or pain. In this daylong retreat, there will be time to meditate, practice simple mindful movement, and share our stories in community with each other. We will explore how dharma practice can lead to greater ease in the midst of vulnerability, and how freedom may be accessible when we can allow the truth of our struggles to be held by our natural compassion and wisdom.
Debra Kerr has meditated since 1991, and is influenced by both Vipassana and Dzogchen practices. A graduate of Community Dharma Leader training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, she co-founded and served on the board of the East Bay Meditation Center from 2000-2006. In addition to teaching and leading support groups for meditation practitioners around the Bay Area, Deb teaches mindfulness meditation in assisted living and long term care facilities, where she also works as a speech pathologist.
Kenji Oshima (Coach Kenji) is the graduate of 2 of EBMC’s yearlong programs, Commit to Dharma and Practice in Transformative Action. As someone who has lived with CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) for over 3 decades he was on the team that addressed accessibility issues for East Bay Meditation’s move to Harrison Avenue and is a teacher in the EveryBody EveryMind sangha. Kenji is also a Life Coach and an Interfaith Spiritual Director. He has a unique perspective as a bi-racial/bi-cultural/bi-coastal, differently-abled, gay man.