Day Retreat: Vision 2020

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We began the new decade with a fresh look at life. We learned about the soul’s dwelling-place: the human body. We were shown some basic but colorful pictures of our aliveness from a scientific perspective. Explored how we view light with our eyes, love with our hearts, wisdom with our minds, and life with our souls. Along the way, we discovered how science and spirituality can enrich each other, through meditations that promote body awareness, soul consciousness, the three faculties of the soul, and direct experience of the Divine.

There was a quiet time to experience meditation, sharing life experiences, and re-discovering the relationship to body and soul.

Facilitators: Will Meecham and Elizabeth Padilla

Will Meecham, MD, MA, teaches body awareness at College of Marin and elsewhere. His classes promote self-understanding through a combination of biological imagery and guided mindfulness. He loves helping people find the healing power of nature and the beauty of life in their own human bodies. Will’s teaching is informed by four decades of psychological and spiritual exploration, undergraduate studies of field biology, graduate work in biophysics and neuroscience, and experience as an acupuncturist. He worked for six years as an instructor at Niroga Yoga Institute, and he has been a student at Anubhuti for more than ten years. As a retired ophthalmologist, Will looks forward to helping us discover a spiritual form of “2020 Vision” as we head into the third decade of the twenty-first century. 
Elizabeth Padilla is a meditation teacher and practitioner with over 30 years of experience with Raja Yoga. She lives at Anubhuti, where she manages the programming and retreats. She also leads the Brahma Kumaris’ environmental initiative in the U.S. Elizabeth has graced dozens of Bay Area interfaith programs as a performer, teacher, and activist, has held staff positions at the San Francisco Interfaith Council and served on the Board of the Marin Interfaith Council. She was trained at the American Conservatory Theatre, and is a talented singer and accomplished performing artist who touches hearts and souls through her work.  
This event, like most of our events, included delicious and wholesome vegetarian lunch and snacks with tea/coffee break. 

All workshops and retreats at Anubhuti are made possible by the generosity and contributions of the participants.