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Jan 7-11, 2010: Mindfulness Retreat with Ouyporn Khuankaew

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This retreat, to be held in Chiang Mai, is organized by the International Women’s Partnership for Peace and Justice, of which Ouyporn Khuankaew is a co-founder. Khuankaew is a remarkable Thai woman who addresses gender-based violence through her Buddhist practice. In 2006, she was named one of the “Outstanding Women in Buddhism.”

According to the  IWPPJ website,

This 5 day retreat, in a peaceful and quiet village setting, will cultivate wellness and awareness of the body, mind and spirit through:

  • Meditation,  incorporating various meditation techniques and mindfulness practices throughout the day
  • An introduction to socially engaged Buddhist teachings
  • Experiential sharing and personal reflection
  • Daily meditative yoga practice
  • Ample time for rest and relaxation
  • Simple living close to nature

You can find out more information about this retreat here.

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About Maia

I've been practicing and studying the Buddha way since 1994, and exploring the question "What is engaged Buddhism?" since the late 90s. As former executive director of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship and editor of its journal, Turning Wheel, I had the honor of meeting and working with many practitioners of engaged dharma, including Roshi Joan Halifax, Joanna Macy, Alan Senauke, and Robert Aitken Roshi. I write about socially engaged Buddhism on my blog, "The Jizo Chronicles," as well as on the theme of personal and collective freedom on my website, "The Liberated Life Project." Through my Five Directions Consulting, I offer support to individuals and organizations who aspire to integrate awareness into their work.

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