Self-Love & Enhanced Insight (March 21-24, 2024)
March 21-24, 2024 (Thursday 5:00 PM to Sunday 3:00 PM) Click here to register Join us for a transformative online retreat, "Self-Love and Enhanced Insight," from March 21 to 24, 2024. This retreat offers a unique opportunity to deepen your self-awareness, cultivate self-love, and gain valuable insights that will benefit you for a lifetime. What to Expect: During this three-day online retreat, you'll have the chance to: 1. Inner Self Awareness: Explore the depths of your inner self as you embark on a journey of self-discovery. 2. Mindful Observation: Develop insights by observing your actions and reactions without judgment. This practice will help you better understand your thought patterns and emotions. 3. Befriending Yourself: Discover how to become your own noble friend, fostering a loving and compassionate relationship with yourself. 4. Mindfulness and ...continue reading "Self-Love & Enhanced Insight (March 21-24, 2024)"
Women’s Retreat (April 25-28/2024)
April 25-28, 2024 (Thursday 5:00 PM to Sunday 3:00 PM) Need to step away from the everyday for some quality “me-time”? Women’s Retreats provide an excellent opportunity for women to take space for themselves in a supportive group environment. This retreat is a perfect opportunity to develop or enhance mindful self-care tools, including yoga and meditation. Practice setting aside time for your wellbeing every day— you deserve it! Retreat Format: In person Fee: In-person ($420) Dāna (Pali, Generosity): Please note that the retreat fee covers the Center’s expenses. Most participants make additional donations for the teacher. Click Here to Register Retreat Itinerary Women’s Retreat Schedule Thursday Evening • 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM: Check-in and Evening Meal • 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM: Opening Night Welcome & Introduction • 08:00 PM – 09:00 PM: Guided Discussion • Topic: Bhavana: Nurturing Inner Peacefulness (BhanteSathi) • 09:15 PM – ...continue reading "Women’s Retreat (April 25-28/2024)"
Embracing Aging, Death, and Dying with Insight (May23-26/2023)
May 23rd to 26th, 2023 (Thursday 5:00 PM to Sunday 3:00 PM) Click here to register Join us for a profound insight meditation retreat, "Embracing Aging, Death, and Dying with Insight," from May 23 to 26, 2024. This retreat is a transformative journey where we explore the profound teachings of the Buddha and gain valuable insights into the inevitable aspects of aging, death, and dying. What to Expect: This retreat is an opportunity to: 1. Positive Perspective: Learn how to approach the natural processes of aging, death, and dying with a positive attitude. Explore the wisdom that the Buddha's teachings offer for facing these universal realities with grace and acceptance. 2. Supporting Others: Acquire the skills to provide support and compassion to those who may be struggling with these challenging ...continue reading "Embracing Aging, Death, and Dying with Insight (May23-26/2023)"
Jhana Retreat(March 30-April 2nd/2023)- Developing Tranquil States of Mind
March 30th - April 2nd, 2023 Click here to register The jhanas are eight progressive altered states of consciousness which can be reached through meditation practice. There are four initial states that meditators can experience through guided insight practice. Each of these states of awareness have been found to yield a deeper, more subtle awareness than the previous one. The jhanas themselves are not awakening— they are a skillful means for stilling the mind. They are attainable by anyone who devotes the time and sincerity of practice necessary to realize them. Jhana practice is helpful for gaining the deep insights necessary for ending personal suffering. The jhanas are an advanced practice in Buddhist meditation. In this retreat, we will be studying those Eight Jhanas and ...continue reading "Jhana Retreat(March 30-April 2nd/2023)- Developing Tranquil States of Mind"
Meditation Retreat for Couples (Feb 9-12/2023)
February 9th - 12th Registration Due Date: January 10th We are social beings, thus the relationships we form with others impact our mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Wholesome and nourishing relationships, whether romantic, friendships, or familial, can help make life healthier. A positive relationship can be shared between any two people or a group of people who support, encourage, and help each other practically as well as emotionally. While we don't have to be romantically involved to enjoy the benefits of a healthy relationship, there is research on the positive effects a healthy romantic relationship can have on your health. In this retreat, we will primarily focus on nourishing healthy romantic relationships and how we can promote relational quality. Bhante Sathi will teach from Buddhas ...continue reading "Meditation Retreat for Couples (Feb 9-12/2023)"