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The Strength of Intentions During Transition and Transformation: a daylong retreat with Karen Waconda-Lewis

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Karen Waconda-Lewis is a native from Isleta/Laguna Pueblo. After initiation into the Native Medicine, she brought the Native Medicine into an urban American Indian health clinic in Albuquerque, NM, and continues to expand the program to local hospitals, Indian Health Service, VA Hospital and surrounding organizations. She joins Western Medicine with Native healing in preventive health, mental health and overall well-being.

Karen is a graduate of Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader training, and regularly provides dharma teachings with integration of native teachings throughout NM, nationally and at Insight Meditation Society-staff and teacher training. She has interconnected the native teachings with Vipassana teachings into ceremonies, sweat lodges, and into her community at Laguna Pueblo. At Laguna Pueblo, the ancestral teaching of mindfulness compliment the Buddhist teachings at the Detention Center at Laguna Pueblo giving insight and wellness to the inmates and families. She is co-founder of the Annual Indigenous and Native Healer’s Silent Retreats and Albuquerque POC and Allies Sangha.

She is now the founder and director of Center for Native American Integrative Healing, LLC and Wa’Kanda retreat and spa both located in Albuquerque, where other indigenous healers practice their traditional medicine and extends out to the community.

There is no fee to attend this event. Donations to support the teacher and the sangha are welcome.

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January 20
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Rosemont Center
200 Rosemont Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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