April 2019

19Apr(Apr 19)10:00 AM21(Apr 21)4:30 PMDependent Origination: Breaking the Cycle of Suffering10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (21) Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Amma Thanasanti No prerequisite

Event Details

Dates: April 19 – 21, 2019; 10:00am – 4:30pm
Sliding Scale: $225 – 600. Code AT1M19.

The key to peace, joy, and happiness is release: a state of mind and heart not driven by a relentless insistence that life be other than it is. This capacity for freedom is available to each of us in every moment, but is often obscured by our agitated minds and wounded hearts.

This weekend retreat will include periods of silence and guided meditation, as well as inquiry. In this way, relational contact and meditative qualities of the mind help bring root wisdom teachings into lived experience, as we explore together ways to end the cycle of suffering (dependent origination) – a core Buddhist teaching.

Recommended for experienced practitioners with at least one residential, or non-residential, multi-day retreat in any Buddhist tradition.

General Information

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