May 2023

27May(May 27)10:00 AM29(May 29)4:00 PMDevotion to the Sacred: Awakening Wholesome States as Spiritual PracticeTwo Formats Available10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (29) Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): James Baraz; Alexa Redner CommuterOn-landOnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

Event Details

Date & Time: Saturday – Monday, May 27 – 29, 2023; 10:00am-4:00pm 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: $210-$885. Our sliding scale options include financial support for our teachers. Code JB2M23.

Online Sliding Scale: $75-$1008. Our sliding scale options include financial support for our teachers. Code JB2Z23.

The Buddha advised us to overcome unhealthy states and develop states of true well-being such as gratitude, kindness, and compassion, and he encouraged us to deepen these beautiful states whenever possible. A profound support in doing this is to connect with the unnameable mystery from which all states emanate–what Ven. Ajahn Sumedho called “The Shining through of the Divine.” In this non-residential practice retreat we will focus on cultivating states of well-being, and rather than taking ownership of them, connecting to the source within us from which they arise. As they shine through, they become a gift to everyone in our lives.

This retreat is for practitioners who want to deepen their meditation practice through heartfelt connection to our natural goodness, well-being, and joy. It includes periods of sitting and walking meditation with instructions, practice-oriented talks, and practice discussions with the teachers.

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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