Quite a bit has been happening over the month of February and we wanted to share some highlights with you: the recent YA retreat, and the latest edition of the Blue Mountain Journal.
February YA Retreat: This past weekend, YAs from around the US gathered at the BMCM retreat house in Tomales, California, for a weekend of putting meditation first. With a great mix of returnee meditators and YAs brand new to passage meditation, the weekend was full of camaraderie, inspiration, and spiritual study.
The weekend included reading studies, a hike in the Northern California hills, meditation together as a group, and more!
Blue Mountain Journal Spring 2015: The latest edition of the Blue Mountain Journal is now available online. The topic, "Does meditation really help the world?", seems particularly relevant to YAs. The journal includes Easwaran answering questions like "What do you think lies at the root of all violence today?" and the ever important "What can we do about it?"
The journal also contains some contributions from the BMCM YA eSatsang with stories about how their meditation practice has helped them deal with violence in the world.
Check it out and let us know what you think!