Becoming A New Saint: Exploring the Path of Emerging as Warriors from Our Broken Hearts
Join Lama Rod on his first visit to Portugal, as he shares personal stories, spiritual teachings, and instructions for contemplative and somatic practices from his newest book, The New Saints.
Join Lama Rod Owens and Yoga Roots Odeceixe for an six day-long, in-person/non-residential retreat in Odeceixe, SW Algarve from April 3 - 8, 2024.
Retreat Description: Saints, spiritual warriors, bodhisattvas, zaddikim—no matter how they are named in a given tradition, they all share a profound altruistic wish to free others from suffering. Saints are not beings of stained glass or carved stone. “Each of us can be a new saint,” says Lama Rod Owens. “In our pain, our trauma, and all our complexity, we all can—and must—awaken the virtue of our compassion for the benefit of our communities, our planet, and our own souls.”
Join Lama Rod on retreat where he'll share personal stories, spiritual teachings, and instructions for contemplative and somatic practices from his newest book, The New Saints: From Broken Hearts to Spiritual Warriors. This work reinforces the truth of our interdependency—allowing us to be of service to the collective well-being, and to call on the support and strength of the countless beings who share our struggles and hopes.
We are asking everyone to take a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of the retreat. We will get verbal confirmation of a negative result at the door when you check in.
Rapid, PCR & at-home tests are all acceptable. You can purchase at home tests at a pharmacy near you.
If you test positive for COVID-19 in the days leading up to the retreat you will not be able to attend and will receive a full refund. In the weeks leading up to the retreat please be extra cautious and take care.
Within the sanctuary, where we will be having the retreat, wearing a mask is highly encouraged but not required. We encourage you to take up space and spread out within the sanctuary.
Image desc: An interior shot of the venue, Yoga Roots Odeceixe. There are windows facing the village, pink walls and a wooden floor.
What happens when all the retreat spaces are full? Is there a waitlist?
The venue comfortably accommodates about 35 meditation spots. Given that it is a non-residential retreat, we seek to host all who wish to receive the teachings of Lama Rod.
Should there be COVID-19 related travel restrictions preventing Lama Rod Owens traveling to Portugal, the retreat will be postponed to a later date and all yogis will have the option of receiving a refund or their funds being held for the future date.
You can familiarise yourself with Odeceixe by visiting this link: https://www.petriandwambui.com/yogarootsodeceixe/
If you have additional questions, email [email protected].
This event is a creative collaboration between Yoga Roots Odeceixe and Lama Rod Owens team. Please visit Lama Rod's website to learn more about upcoming events with him. Please visit Yoga Roots Odeceixe website to learn more about their virtual and in person offerings.
Yoga Roots Odeceixe (est. March 11, 2023) is an Ashtanga Yoga- based space and healing treatment room located in the quiet village of Odeceixe, Portugal. Its ethos, Ashtanga Intersections: Emergent Healing Spaces™, centres lineage based spiritual practices at the intersection of personal and collection liberation.
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