The Buddha saw how we get thrown around by what he called 'the Eight Worldly Conditions' ~ gain & loss, fame & disrepute, praise & blame, pleasure & pain. He offered a teaching to help us find a place of peace in the midst of these ever blowing winds. During this daylong we will strengthen that place of presence and knowing, bringing freedom in the midst of the many challenges that life inevitably brings.
There will be guided sitting and walking meditation, Dhamma reflections, a shared meal and opportunities for Q&A.
Lunch: Please bring lunch, and if you wish, food to share/offer to the nuns. You will have an opportunity to make offerings to the bhikkhunis as part of this monastic day of practice. If you would like to bring food or other offerings, these would be welcomed by the Aloka Vihara community. You can obtain a current list of needed items by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Aloka Vihara and the Saranloka Foundation, please visit their website at www.saranaloka.org.
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Online Registration for this event is available until 12 noon one business day before the event. If you can't attend, see our Cancellation Policy.
Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review information about What to Bring to a Daylong. This link has useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Limited Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as scholarships, may be available for this program. If interested, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or (415) 488-0164 x224.