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DAY-LONG RETREAT: From Separation to Seamless Reality with Amma Thanasanti
May 21 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pmFree
Buddhist teachings emphasize the link between dukkha, an inner dissatisfaction that keeps us from enjoying life and the delusive view of the self that we are separate from others. During this meditation day, we will explore the story we are telling ourself that keeps alive the sense of self and instead turn towards the fullness, peace and potential that is our ever-present nature. Ending conceptual proliferation reveals a seamless reality at the heart of everything and fundamentally changes our way of being and living. The day will be informed by mindful investigation of our direct experience, and framed within teachings on emptiness, pervasive awareness and love.
ABOUT THE TEACHER:
(Amma) Thanasanti Bhikkhuni started meditating in 1979. From that time she consciously committed to awakening and envisioned living her life as a nun. She joined the Ajahn Chah lineage and community of nuns living in England where she received higher ordination in 1991. After 20 years, she returned to the U.S. as an independent nun and founded Awakening Truth, a 501c3 religious non-profit whose mission is to awaken joy, compassion, and peace through pervasive love and awareness. In August 2010, when she had been a nun for 19 years, she was ordained as a Bhikkhuni in the historic first dual Theravada Bhikkhuni ordination to be conducted in North America. Ayya Tathaaloka is her preceptor. She blends rigor with gentle loving encouragement to find your own way – finding a balance between fierce holding of the Dhamma and compassion, tenderness, humor and empowerment. She extends an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence. Currently she is based at the Awakening Truth Learning Center in Santa Rosa California.
This is a silent retreat.
It will start on Sunday May 21st, at 9am; it ends at 6pm.
Advance registration is required for all participants.
Registration to this retreat does not reserve you a spot. A confirmation email will be sent to all participants who have signed-up on a first-come-first basis. All others are to be considered on a waiting list.