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Evolving our Capacity for Growth & Healing
June 7 - June 14
7 nights
Ayya Santacitta Bhikkhuni
Ayya Santussika Bhikkhuni
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Retreat Cost: $100 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) & staff

Following in the Buddhist tradition, none of your registration fee will go to the teacher(s). Please consider offering teacher dāna at the event to support their livelihood. (Dāna is a term for generosity, or freely offered giving. You can find more information about this way of offering the teachings and the "economy of gifts" on our Donation page.)

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Prerequisite: You must have sat at least one three-day or weekend retreat in order to attend.

This is an all dana retreat.
The Seven Factors of Awakening are at the heart of Buddhist practice. These qualities can be thought of as “anti-hindrances” because they counteract those forces in the mind that keep us in delusion. Through cultivating mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy, tranquility, concentration and equanimity, we are transforming ingrained habits that limit our growth and block our healing, opening our hearts and minds to greater freedom. First making peace with life as it is by starting where we are, we will then see that these seven factors form a natural progression, each one leading to the next, setting the wheel of awakening rolling.

We will create a monastic environment during our time together, offering an opportunity to explore the Dhamma in a setting that differs somewhat from a typical meditation retreat. In the spirit of the monastic lifestyle, we will be following the Eight (or seven) Precepts, taking only what is offered, mindfully participating in the daily routine, and attempting to reflect on our every activity as part of our practice. This will include Noble Silence, morning and evening chanting, sitting and walking meditation, and daily Dhamma teachings. There will be opportunities for group practice discussions along with Q&A during the retreat. An optional daily period of yoga or movement will be offered and led by Emily Carpenter.

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