A SCHOOL IS BORN
A vision and a pathway has arisen for a three year school of wisdom and compassion beginning in 2019. The past three New Zealand Bodhi Seeds retreats have shown us young people have vital gifts to share and that they are hungry for refuge.
“In the practical realm, Bodhi Seeds has been a time in nature’s wonder with less gurus, less hierarchy, less push to get somewhere other than here. It is gentle, has opportunity for wonderment, intimacy, patience, and joy! “ (Jaime Howell, after the last edition of Bodhi Seeds, 2018)
The school is a place for developing skills, mentoring, honouring and spaces to deepen into a lived experience of connectedness and belonging. Where priority will be given to the cultivation of the human innate potential for collaboration, cooperation and caring, strengthening their ability to respond skillfully, whole and compassionately to the challenges we currently face as individuals and society. It will be accessible, be caring, spacious and will have periods of community, silence and solitude. It will provide opportunities to offer and celebrate collective talents and giving service to the local community. All this in an embodied way, valuing the movement of the body and being in the body to explore the heart of meditation.
The school is called 'Immeasurable School of Wisdom and Compassion'. This is because life is immeasurable. You are immeasurable, love is immeasurable, the consequences of attending the school will be immeasurable. By stating this we commit ourselves to openness and possibility
In its structure, it is a 3 month retreat that will take place over 3 years in different parts of the world, starting in Brazil (2019) at the end of August, going to Australia (2020) and New Zealand (2021).
We are offering it to young adults (20-35 years) who are essentially motivated to offer, discover and empower their talents and direct their energy to contribute to the cultivation of an even more affectionate, awakened, wise and compassionate humanity.
Inspirations and Commitment
The explorations, life and the living of Tarchin Hearn and Mary Jenkins have essentially inspired the birth of the school. Together with the encouragement and support of Jangchub Reid, Verena Reid and members of the Brazilian community, the school will have its first year in Brazil. In its second year, we have the encouragement and support of Chime Shore and the Origins Center community, Perth, Australia. In its third and final year, the the school will happen in New Zealand.
The curriculum is precious, a result of the dedication of these great teachers and so many others who have taken responsibility for participating in the maturation of the human being in his best. We mix all these things together with an intention to be fully in service and do it for long enough time so the young explorers experience what they are learning to sink beyond the intellect into the flesh and bones of every situation and circumstance.
Our job is to keep the teachings moving, to transmit them, to continue exploring and to offer refuge in countless ways.