August 2018

17Aug10:00 AM4:30 PMPrecious Life, Sacred Death10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Anna Douglas No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Sliding Scale: $75 – 200. Code AD7D18.

The question of what gives life beauty and meaning is a universal one. The Buddha advised we look to the fact of death for guidance. To know life, we need to know death. To know death, we need to know life.

Living and dying are not separate, but a continuum of consciousness in which the opportunities for awakening are ever present. We will contemplate the mystery of birth – death in our human form, and discover a deeper knowing of living and dying that can pervade our daily routines, awakening us to the sacred.

This day retreat will include sitting, walking, and contemplative inquiry in the container of silence.

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

General Information

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