September 2018

22Sep9:00 AM5:00 PMCultivating a Boundless Mind9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Ayya Anandabodhi, Ayya Santacitta, Isabelita Papa No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Sliding Scale: Dana Day (by Donation); $0 – 108. Code NU2G18.

The qualities of benevolence, compassion, appreciative joy, and equanimity are a profound and beautiful aspect of the Buddha’s teaching, known as the Brahma Viharas or the Four Immeasurables. Through meditation practice and qi gong, we will develop these qualities, transforming our perceived limitations, and opening ourselves to states of freedom and generosity. The dana from this day retreat goes 100% to the Saranaloka Foundation which supports the Aloka Vihara nuns.

‘Even if a room has been dark for a thousand years, the light of one candle will immediately dispel the darkness.’

The day will be held in Noble Silence with guidance and opportunity for Q&A.

Lunch: Bring lunch for yourself and, if you wish, food to share with the monastics and fellow participants. You will have an opportunity to make offerings to the Ayyas as part of this monastic day of practice. Please bring only vegetarian food to share and please bring any serving utensils your dish requires. If your dish includes nuts, dairy or gluten, please label your dishes. We will have pens and paper on the food offering table for this purpose.

Other donations are also gratefully accepted, so if you would like to bring provisions for Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery, please click here for a dana list.

General Information

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