WEEKEND RETREAT: Mindfulness Study Retreat – Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta
March 31 @ 8:00 pm - April 2 @ 5:00 pm
One of the most important discourses taught by the Buddha is the “Great Discourse on the Establishment of Mindfulness” (Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta). This discourse gives a detailed rundown of several ways of practicing mindfulness in four domains of experience – body, feelings, mindstates, and mental objects. It also contains several profound subjects of contemplation that can lead to the development of liberating insight. So whether you’re interested in concentration, wisdom, or both, the Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta has much to offer. We’ll be spending an entire weekend studying and discussing the Sutta in depth, in between periods of meditation.
This retreat is a semi-silent retreat.
Advance registration is required for all participants. Attendance is required for the duration of the entire retreat.
Registration to this retreat does not reserve you a spot. A confirmation email will be sent to participants who have signed-up and completed all registration steps below a week prior, once their application has been approved by management. All others are to be considered on a waiting list. If you register to stay overnight and decide not to attend, please inform us as soon as possible, so another person on the waiting list may come in your place.
HOW TO REGISTER:
1. SIGN-UP FOR YOUR PREFERRED EVENTBRITE TICKET
2. FILL-IN THIS RETREAT FORM
3. A WEEK BEFORE THE RETREAT YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL WITH SCHEDULE AND WHAT TO BRING
There is no price tag to participate in this retreat, because it is offered on a Dana (generosity) basis: please donate what you can and what you wish in order to make the program available to other people. Please note that if you register and do not attend without giving us sufficient notice, you may be blacklisted from future events.
ABOUT THE TEACHER:
Bhante Suddhāso is a Buddhist monk living in New York City, ordained in both the Theravāda and Soto Zen traditions of Buddhism. He has studied under the guidance of some of the most important names in Western Buddhism, including Ajahn Pasanno, Ajahn Amaro, Ajahn Vīradhammo, Bhante Gunaratana, Rev. Myo Denis Lahey, Rev. Ryushin Paul Haller, and Rev. Tenshin Reb Anderson. Bhante Suddhāso was initially trained in Soto Zen Buddhism at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. Subsequently, he was ordained at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery in California, where he was trained in the Thai Forest Tradition of Theravāda Buddhism. Since then he has lived at a variety of monasteries from different Buddhist traditions in both rural and urban environments. A dedicated teacher, Suddhāso has taught to people of all different ages and walks of life, as well as college students of universities like Harvard, New York University, Fordham University, and Sarah Lawrence College. The co-founder of Buddhist Insights, an organization designed to connect people with Buddhist monks and nuns, his work aims to convey Buddhist concepts and their practical applicability to everyday life. www.bhantesuddhaso.com