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2014 Schedule of Events

Cheri Is On Sabbatical The Remainder of 2014; No Additional Engagements Will Be Scheduled

January 10-12, 2014

4th Annual "Thaypassana" Residential Retreat @ Holy Wisdom Monastery

Location: Holy Wisdom Monastery - Madison, WI
Description:  "Engaging Ourselves, Engaging The World" - Cheri Maples, David Haskin, Steven Spiro & Maureen Brady reunite for this New Year tradition, a "Thaypassana" silent meditation retreat that blends the best of the Thich Nhat Hanh ("Thay") and Vipassana traditions.  Please see retreat flyer for details/to register.  THIS RETREAT IS FILLED w/ a substantial waiting list.

January 24-26, 2014

Mindfulness retreat in Canadia w/ Cheri Maples

Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Description:  "Renewing Our Lives, Deepening Our Practice" - join Cheri in a weekend retreat in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh hosted by the Saskatoon Community of Mindful Living.

February 6-9, 2014

Residential Retreat co-led w/ Cheri, La Sarmiento & Tara Brach

Location: Baltimore, MD
Description:  "The Heart of Buddhist Meditation" - annual women's retreat offered by Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C. - click here for more info and to register.

March 16-23, 2014

Cheri @ North American Dharma Teachers Retreat

Description:  Cheri will be on retreat @ Deer Park with other Dharma Teachers ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh.

April 11, 2014

Keynote for Wisconsin Institute for Peace & Conflict Studies

Location: UW-Whitewater
Description:  Cheri Maples will deliver a keynote address at this conference for faculty and students in Whitewater, WI - this year's theme is "Resources for Peace."  Further details forthcoming.

April 24-27, 2014

Oregon and SW Washington retreat in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

Location: Clatskanie, Oregon
Description:  Cheri will lead this regional meditation retreat at the Great Vow Zen Monastery.  Please see retreat flyer to register.

May 9, 2014

Public Talk in the Twin Cities

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Description:  ""Developing Mindfulness in Daily Life" - Cheri will give a public talk at 7pm at Common Ground Meditation Center, co-sponsored with Blooming Heart Sangha & Common Ground.  Watch Common Ground's online calendar to register.

May 10, 2014

Day of Mindfulness in the Twin Cities

Location: Minneapolis
Description:  ""Working With Challenging Emotions & Conditioning in Our Daily Lives" - Cheri will lead a Day of Mindfulness at Common Ground Meditation Center, co-sponsored with Blooming Heart Sangha.  Appropriate both for beginners and those more experienced with meditation, the day will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, instruction, and a dharma talk.  Registration will be at Common Ground's online calendar.

May 11, 2014

Day of Mindfulness in Prison

Location: Faribault, MN
Description:  Cheri will lead this Day of Mindfulness at Faribault Prison

May 14-15, 2014

Fetzer Institute sponsored Symposium on Love & Forgiveness in Family Law & the Courts

Location: Minneapolis
Description:  The Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota  (CLI) is honored to have received a grant from the John E. Fetzer Institute to host an international symposium, focused on integrating love, forgiveness and compassion into the practice of Collaborative Law, Family Law and the Courts.  Cheri will be one of the keynote speakers. More information forthcoming.

October 3-5, 2014

SnowFlower Sangha Retreat

Location: Dodgeville, WI
Description: Annual retreat in the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition, held at Bethel Horizons.  Register HERE.

2015 Schedule of Events

January 9-11, 2015

"Thaypassana" Retreat at Holy Wisdom Monastery

Location: Madison, WI
Description: Join David Haskin, Janice Cittasubha Sheppard & Steven Spiro for our 5th annual "Thaypassana" retreat, blending the best of the Thich Nhat Hanh ("Thay") and Vipassana traditions.  Janice is generously filling in for Cheri this year, as Cheri is on sabbatical writing a book. Further information forthcoming.

June 25-28, 2015

Annual Retreat w/ Tara Brach & La Sarmiento

Location: Washington, D.C. Area
Description: Join Cheri, Tara & La for the annual IMCW women's retreat. Further information forthcoming here and at IMCW.