May 2023

18May(May 18)9:30 AM21(May 21)5:30 PMDancing with Life: The Twelve Insight Practices of the Four Noble Truthsclosed for registration; Now in Session9:30 AM - 5:30 PM (21) Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Phillip Moffitt; Dana DePalma, MA MFT CommuterOn-landOnlineNo prerequisiteClosed Captions

Event Details

Date & Time: Thursday – Sunday, May 18-21, 2023; 9:30am-5:30pm US Pacific Time
Please Note: This program will be offered as a hybrid: on-land (“commuter” retreat; non-residential) and online.

On-Land (in-person) Sliding Scale: $280-$1180. Our sliding scale options include financial support for our teachers. Code DD1M23.

Online Sliding Scale: $108-$1200. Our sliding scale options include financial support for our teachers. Code DD1Z23.

The Four Noble Truths are the Buddha’s first teaching, which is said to contain the sum of all of his teachings. Based on one of the oldest Theravāda texts, there is a rarely-taught practice of utilizing the Four Noble Truths to attain twelve insights that bring freedom and well-being. These insights prescribe a radically different way for us, with all of our vulnerability and fear, to engage with life just as it is and to find joy even in the midst of suffering.

In this four-day silent retreat, we will explore each of the Four Noble Truths in depth and learn how to apply the insights of this teaching to our daily lives. The goal of this retreat is to discover how the Four Noble Truths become the Four “Ennobling” Truths. Each day will have periods of sitting and walking meditation along with Dharma talks, discussion, and Q&A.

On-Land space is limited due to COVID protocols in place, please register for the In-person event only if you can join us on the land. If you can only join us remotely online, please register for the Online version and you can participate by Zoom or watch the program later.


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