Date: June 8, 2019; 9:00am - 5:00pm Sliding Scale: Dana (By Donation). Code AK1G19. Description: The first of the Four Establishings of Mindfulness, Mindfulness of the Body, is taught extensively in the Pali
Date: June 8, 2019; 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sliding Scale: Dana (By Donation). Code AK1G19.
The first of the Four Establishings of Mindfulness, Mindfulness of the Body, is taught extensively in the Pali Canon. We often forget that there is “life below the head,” spending so much of our time and energy lost in mental proliferation. With various contemplations, the Buddha taught us to use the physical body and breathing as a vehicle for samatha (tranquillity) and vipassana (insight), all the way to complete liberation. There will be periods of sitting and walking meditation, Dhamma reflections, and time for discussion and questions.
Lunch: Please bring lunch and, if you wish, food to offer the monks. As in the time of the Buddha, the Abhayagiri monks do not grow or buy food and are completely dependent on donations of food. The monastics eat one main meal a day in late morning and monastic regulations require that they finish by midday. Offering food to the monastics during the day retreat provides an opportunity to participate in the tradition.
Other donations are also gratefully accepted for Abhayagiri Monastery, though are by no means required. You can request a current list of needed items by contacting the monastery at (707) 485-1630.
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