Our lives are full of wonderful distractions, and there is, of course, nothing wrong with distractions in and of themselves. The problems begin when we become so divided in our intent that suddenly nothing seems deserving of our full attention, and all our actions are mere shades of the full depth that we are capable of. Meaning and real satisfaction begin to wane, and anxiety or depression follows hard on the the heels of this distracted life.
Zen practice is simply a means to reengage with the depth and meaning that is constantly available to us if we are receptive to it.
Doug established Tending the Ox Zendo at Branched Oak Farm, a certified organic dairy, where he lives and farms with his wife Krista, and two sons.
Doug Dittman | email | 402.326.6954
In addition to the One Day Mindfulness Retreats throughout the year, Tending the Ox offers:
Wednesday evenings at 7 pm, September through May.
These quarterly workshops will be held March 24, June 19 (2:00 – 5:00 pm), September 22, and December 22. All except the June date will be held on Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the Jayne Snyder Trail Center located at 228 N 21st St, Lincoln, NE 68503.
All are welcome.
Retreats are held the first Sunday of the month, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, September thru May.
The Mindfulness Retreats include two meditation periods, walking meditation, a midday meal, and unstructured time to hike the farm trails. Cost for the all-day retreats is up to you; Tending the Ox accepts free-will donation via cash or check.
Please plan on arriving half an hour earlier than the scheduled time so we can go over the meditation posture and you can ask questions.
17015 NW 70th St
402 326 6954