Time: Sat, May 30 from 10am – 4:30pm
Location: Zoom / virtual (link provided upon sign-up)
RSVP: Register via the Eventbrite link
This daylong meditation retreat will present a rough overview of the Four Noble Truths — the core of Buddhist Philosophy — although, the focus will be less on theory, and more on actual practices & techniques to deeply understand & let go of stress (dukkha).
You will get to practice four meditative approaches to working with stress:
• Focus on peace
• Unraveling stress from the inside-out
• Attitude inquiry
• Compassionate attention
While all experience levels are welcome, people with prior knowledge/practice of meditation or related practices will likely get the most out of the retreat.
While attendance for the whole retreat is highly recommended, the day will roughly be split into two parts: the morning session from 10:00am – 1:00pm, and the afternoon session from 1:45pm – 4:30pm.
Feel free to come to only one of the sessions.
The room will be “locked” a few minutes after the start of each session, so please arrive on time, and for the community container, please do not leave before the respective session finishes.
Each session will involve two 40 minute periods of sitting meditation, a little stretching and some lecture. In the morning, there will also be a period of walking meditation (or more sitting), and in the afternoon, there will be more time for Q&A and/or discussion.
It is the same link for both sessions, for you only need to signup once, regardless of whether you come to only one or both.
The Buddhist tradition has run entirely on the “gift economy” for 2600 years. In turn, these teaching are offered entirely on a donation basis, as a gift from my heart, without expectation of return. However, I encourage you to think of that not as “free,” but as an opportunity to keep turning the cycle of “giving,” whatever that looks like!
If you’re curious more about how to relate to donation-based events, and “what’s the right amount to give,” I’d recommend reading this article.