July 2018

06Jul(Jul 6)10:00 AM08(Jul 8)5:00 PMDependent OriginationThe Full Teachings of the Buddha10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (8) Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Tempel Smith

Event Details

Date: 3 Days: Friday, July 6 – Sunday, July 8; 10:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Sliding Scale $225 – 600. Code TS1M18.

Dependent Origination is considered the Buddha’s complete, unabridged teaching. It can be used to understand the root of both our daily stresses and joys. This all-encompassing teaching sheds light on why we stumble blindly through so many days, years, and even lifetimes looking for real happiness, but cannot find it.

Dependent Origination is our north star, in both this life and future lives, illuminating how and when we get stuck in patterns of suffering, and guiding us as we navigate this path towards true freedom.

This retreat will focus on silent, formal meditation, and also include teachings, guided and walking meditation, and Q&A dialog.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this program for $135 ($45/day).

General Information

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