March 2021

18Mar(Mar 18)3:00 PM22(Mar 22)11:00 AMMaranasati: Contemplating Death, Awakening to Life -- ONLINE3:00 PM - 11:00 AM (22) Online Teacher(s): Eugene Cash; Victoria Cary; Alisa L. Dennis, PhD; Hakim Tafari No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Thursday to Monday, March 18 – 22, 2021 (5 days). A daily schedule will be posted closer to the retreat.
Sliding Scale: 225-$1500, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s). Code 242R21.

Please Note: This retreat is offered online only. We invite you to try this creative form of practice as we take care of one another and respond skillfully to COVID-19.

Retreat Description:
The Buddha encouraged Maranasati practice to live an awakened life. This practice supports our appreciation of the preciousness of human birth and the development of equanimity with the difficulties of human existence. It helps us gain freedom from rigidity and clinging through a more expansive perspective of the inevitable and natural letting go. Maranasati matures our insight into impermanence and change, nourishing a skillful orientation to both life and death. In the retreat we will utilize the skills of loving awareness, compassion and investigation in our sitting practice, with some guided visualization and a period of contemplative inquiry each day.

All are welcome! No one will be turned away for lack of funds as space allows. For more information, please email


  • Alisa L. Dennis, PhD

    Alisa L. Dennis, PhD

    Alisa Dennis, Ph.D., discovered meditation through her study of metaphysics and ancient Christian mystical traditions. She's explored many spiritual traditions since then, including indigenous shamanism, which has broadened the matrices through which she understands the nature of human existence. Within Buddhism, Alisa practiced within the S.N. Goenka tradition of Vipassana and the Zen Soto tradition. She studied mindfulness through the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) at UCLA and completed a multi-year training related to integrating contemplative practices into psychotherapy. Alisa is also a graduate of Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s 2017-2020 Teacher Training Program. Alisa has gravitated toward Insight meditation because of its emphasis on liberatory heart-opening practices and its growing community of practitioners committed to embodied awakening and transformative justice. Alisa is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in the Los Angeles area. She specializes in somatic oriented trauma release and integration work. In addition to drawing from contemplative wisdom traditions, Alisa practices depth psychology and dreamwork. She is passionate about the creative arts and exploring multi-dimensionality.

  • Eugene Cash

    Eugene Cash

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  • Hakim Tafari

    Hakim Tafari

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  • Victoria Cary

    Victoria Cary

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