October 2022

01Oct10:00 AM4:00 PMBeyond Distraction: Five Practical Ways to Focus the Mind10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Shaila Catherine OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

Event Details

Date & Time: Saturday, October 1, 2022; 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. US Pacific Time
Sliding Scale: $45-$200. Our sliding scale options for this program include financial support for our teachers. Code SC1D22.

Description: Unlock the incredible capacities of your mind to think clearly, reflect deeply, discern what is real, and pay attention to what is actually happening in your life. By overcoming habitual modes of thinking you will develop deeper concentration, and discover insights into emptiness that are vital for a liberating spiritual life.

In this daylong retreat, you will explore five pragmatic instructions for removing worry, rumination, and distracting thoughts. These strategies are drawn from the discourses of the Buddha and explained in Shaila’s latest book, Beyond Distraction: Five Practical Ways to Focus the Mind.

Whether you’re a beginner who struggles to tame a restless mind, or an advanced meditator practicing to deepen concentration and insight, these methods for removing distracting thoughts can help you cultivate clarity and stability in your meditation practice, relationships, work, and daily activities.

All are welcome! No one will be turned away for lack of funds as space allows. For more information, please email Registration@spiritrock.org.


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