June 2020

05Jun(Jun 5)2:45 PM09(Jun 9)5:30 PMTherīgāthā ~ Awakening Verses of the Early Buddhist Nuns -- Online Only2:45 PM - 5:30 PM (9) Online Teacher(s): Ayya Anandabodhi; Ayya Santacitta; Venerable Dhammadipa No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Friday, June 5 – Tuesday, June 9; 5 days (includes 4 full days + 1 partial day). See schedule below.
Registration Fee: $25; Code 358R20.

REGISTRATION HAS NOW CLOSED.

ONLINE: This at-home retreat is offered online only, with a simple $25 registration fee. Please consider offering an additional donation at the highest level you are able. Your generosity supports Spirit Rock, staff and your fellow practitioners. This retreat is designed for an at-home schedule and experience.

NOTE: There will be an opportunity to offer contributions to your teachers at the end of this retreat.


Retreat Description:
During this retreat, we will be exploring the break-through moments of the awakened nuns of the Buddha’s time. These women came from all walks of life, and their realizations took many forms. Exploring these teachings connects us to the challenges and opportunities of our own lives, and the ways these insights are relevant to us today.

We will be teaching primarily from ‘The First Free Women’ by Matty Weingast.

This retreat is open to all genders.

Please Note: Retreatants are encouraged to keep 5 Precepts for the entire length of this retreat.
The Five Precepts:
1. Not intentionally killing or harming any living creatures.
2. Not stealing, or concerning oneself with the possessions of others.
3. Not engaging in sexual activity of any kind.
4. Not lying or using speech harmfully. (On retreat this precept is usually observed as Noble Silence–keeping the silence unless there is a practical necessity to speak.)
5. Not taking intoxicating drink or drugs.

Daily Retreat Schedule
Opening Day: Friday, June 5, 2020
12:30 p.m.          Meditation Hall Opens for Open House Technical Testing (If needed)
2:00 p.m.             Break – Main Hall Closed
2:45 p.m.             Meditation Hall Opens/Arrive and Settle
3:00 p.m.             Formal Opening – Welcoming Talk with Refuges & Precepts
4:30 p.m.             Break
4:45 p.m.             Guided Meditation and Chant
5:30 p.m.             End of Day

Saturday, June 6 – Monday, June 8, 2020
6:00 a.m.             Breakfast and Personal Practice Period – Main Hall Closed
8:30 a.m.            Introduction to the Day and Mahamangala Sutta Chant
8:50 a.m.            Guided Meditation
9:30 a.m.             Walking Meditation – On your own, away from Zoom
10:00 a.m.           Reflections (including Meal Reflection)
10:30 a.m.           Walking Meditation – On your own, away from Zoom
11:30 a.m.           Lunch and Personal Practice Period – Main Hall Closed
1:30 p.m.            Guided Meditation
2:15 p.m.             Personal Practice – on your own, away from Zoom
4:15 p.m.             Dharma Talk, followed by Meditation
5:20 p.m.             Listen to Arahant Bhikkhuni chant in Pali
5:30 p.m.             End of Day

Closing Day: Tuesday, June 9, 2020
6:00 a.m.             Breakfast and Personal Practice Period – Main Hall Closed
8:30 a.m.            Introduction to the Day and Mahamangala Sutta Chant
8:50 a.m.            Guided Meditation
9:30 a.m.             Walking Meditation – On your own, away from Zoom
10:00 a.m.           Reflections (including Meal Reflection)
10:30 a.m.           Walking Meditation – On your own, away from Zoom
11:30 a.m.           Lunch and Personal Practice Period – Main Hall Closed
1:30 p.m.             Guided Meditation
2:15 p.m.             Personal Practice – on your own, away from Zoom
3:30 p.m.             Dana Talk
3:45 p.m.            Matty Weingast, author of The First Free Women: Poems of the Early Buddhist Nuns – special guest
4:00 p.m.             Q & A
5:20 p.m.             Listen to Arahant Bhikkhuni chant in Pali
5:30 p.m.             Retreat Ends

Notes:
Bolded sessions indicate all are encouraged to attend.
All times shown are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

General Information

Cancellation Policy:
$100 – Up to 2 days prior to your retreat.
No refunds as of 2 days before.

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