May 2020

03May9:00 AM5:00 PMEvent CancelledComing Out of the Fog: Clarity and Kindness9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Ajahn Karunadhammo No prerequisite

Event Details

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2020; 9:00am – 5:00pm.
Sliding Scale: Dana (By Donation). Code AK1G20.
Please bring lunch and food to offer the monks.
Note: The average cost per person, per day to Spirit Rock to offer a program is $160.

Much of our life is spent in a fog of confusion, either blatant or subtle. How can we see more clearly and free ourselves from our habitual reactive responses of attraction, aversion, and confusion? In this day retreat, we’ll explore coming out of this fog using meditations to overcome the hindrances to clarity and (re)establish positive states of mind based on clear-seeing and kindness. Our time together will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, dhamma reflections, and time for discussion and questions.

Please bring lunch and, if you wish, food to offer the monks. As in the time of the Buddha, the Abhayagiri monks do not grow or buy food and are completely dependent on donations of food. The monastics eat one main meal a day in late morning and monastic regulations require that they finish by midday. Offering food to the monastics during the daylong provides an opportunity to participate in the tradition. Other donations are also gratefully accepted for Abhayagiri Monastery, though are by no means required. You can request a current list of needed items by contacting the monastery at (707) 485-1630.

General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can’t attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.


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