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Many of us live with the after-effects of war, known as post-traumatic stress. Symptoms can include explosive anger, depression, and flashbacks. The attempts of traditional counseling and therapy, although valuable, often leave our spiritual wounds unaddressed. Without doing the work of healing spiritually, we only address the symptoms, and this often does not support a change in our hearts and minds.
In this veterans retreat, open to people of all religious and spiritual traditions, we practice many different forms of meditation as a path to healing.
“Meditation can simply be understood as the art of discovering what prevents us from living directly,” says retreat leader Claude AnShin Thomas. He also shares his inspiring spiritual odyssey from combat to Buddhist practice as a road map for any of us who might feel trapped in cyclical patterns of response from any type of traumatic experience.
This veterans retreat begins at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, and ends at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 21. The cost of this retreat is substantially funded, including tuition, accommodations, and meals. See eOmega.org/scholarships or call 845.266.4444, ext. 180. Claude AnShin Thomas does not accept payment for his teachings. Omega is donating a portion of the retreat’s proceeds to the Zaltho Foundation. Additional voluntary donations to the foundation may be made during the retreat. Please wear shoes that slip on and off easily as you will be asked not to wear shoes in the classroom.
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“We who have fought in war know intimately about life and death. We who have been wounded by war—physically, psychologically, and spiritually—need to come together in order to support each other.” —Claude AnShin Thomas