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The Sure Heart's Release
June 30 - July 9
9 nights
Kamala Masters
Mark Nunberg
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Retreat cost: This retreat is offered on a tiered scale:

Subsidized fee: $ 630 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) & staff
Sustaining fee: $ 685 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) & staff
Supporting fee: $ 745 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) & staff

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Retreat cost: This retreat is offered on a tiered scale:

Subsidized fee:
$ 630 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) & staff

Sustaining fee:
$ 685 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) & staff

Supporting fee:
$ 745 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) & staff

Register Now
Mail/Fax Register

In this retreat, we'll explore the gradual steps laid out by the Buddha that lead to the sure heart's release: the purification of conduct, the purification of mind through concentration and insight, the understanding of absolute and conventional reality, and the stages of insight knowledge that lead to nibbana. The teachings will draw from the path to awakening as described in the late Mahasi Sayadaw's "Manual of Insight", a newly translated and recently published by Wisdom Publications. These inseparable and mutually reinforcing Dhamma understandings cultivate unshakable faith in the efficacy of the Buddha's teachings to experience unconditional happiness and peace.

The retreat will be held in Noble Silence, and will include complete instructions for sitting and walking meditations, Dharma talks, guided loving kindness meditations, Q&A, group and individual practice discussions, mindful work periods, eating and resting as opportunities to maintain continuous awareness. The daily schedule will be alternate periods of sitting and walking, with opportunities for more open periods of practicing depending on individual needs.

A guided mindful movement session will be offered most days as an option during one walking meditation period. These sessions are based on very simple qigong movements that integrate easy breathing, awareness and movement, and can be easily done by most people regardless of age or flexibility. Besides supporting the continuity of mindfulness, this qigong practice will also help support relaxation, concentration, and vitality.

The retreat is suitable for both new and experienced meditators. People of all walks of life are welcome.

For this retreat, special financial assistance is available for young adults, ages 18 - 35.
More information is posted on our Scholarship information page.
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