September 2018

22Sep10:00 AM4:30 PMDharma of Our Stories: Embracing Our 10,000 Joys and Sorrows10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Pawan Bareja, Noliwe Alexander No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Sliding Scale: $75 – 200. Code PB3D18.

Each of us has a unique life story. Within our stories is the potential to bind us to suffering or to lead us to liberation. In this day retreat, we will explore how our personal stories, just like that of the Buddha, can help us deepen our understanding of the precious gems offered in the Four Noble Truths.

Our intention in this day retreat is to find joy and freedom through our lived experience of embracing our stories. We’ll share periods of sitting and walking meditation, and small and large group discussions.

Please bring a journal, a sacred object for our collective altar, and an open heart for exploration.

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

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