Spring 2022 Weekend Retreat

Support, Trust, Awakening with Henry Shukman

Weekend retreat: June 11 – 12

(Online Only)


“We can open to the healing and awakening power of support, seen and unseen.” – Henry Shukman

It’s easy to think of meditation as something we take on alone, and do by ourselves. But one old Zen master said meditation was “infinite support.” What did she mean? This weekend will offer us a taste of that.

The weekend will consist of:

  • Two 5-hr days of learning, practice and community, led by Henry
  • Each day will consist of two guided meditations and two talks
  • There will be Q&A segments during the weekend with Henry to get your questions answered

In many ways, meditation is all about support. It can open us to ever wider fields of support and connection, wonderful to discover and recognize. It teaches us to make friends with things – to find ourselves in a friendly world, even a friendly universe. And it teaches us how to pass on that friendliness in our daily lives, so we become more of a help to other beings.

This weekend retreat will lead us through various kinds of support that sustain us, even when we feel alone. Support is both about opening up and noticing it, as well as about trust and some vulnerability. To be open, we need a glimmer of trust. So we’ll explore ways of loosening up, lightening up, and trusting more, so we can open to the healing and awakening power of support, seen and unseen.

We’ll touch on koans too, and explore how they can show us that things – objects, creatures, the stuff of our world – are really closer than close, and can awaken us to a love within all things.

We will explore different forms of support that may include:

  • our bodies and their many parts
  • the four elements: earth, water, fire/warmth and air
  • the three “refuges”
  • ancestral legacies and gifts
  • nature and the more-than-human realm
  • the wisdom of koans

Course information


Saturday & Sunday June 11 – 12, 10am – 3pm MT

There will be a lunch break each day (with simple suggested “homework”) each day from 12-1:15pm MT.

For those of you in different time zones, or who can’t make the scheduled meeting times – the whole weekend is being recorded and you will have access to recordings about a week after the retreat.

Original Love is 100% online: there are no in-person events this year.


Weekend Retreat: $195

We have a limited number of scholarships available. We don’t want anybody not to be able to take the program because of financial need. If you need financial assistance, please contact Jeremy.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy. We’re happy to answer any questions and look forward to having you join us!