MOVING FORWARD WITH MYANMAR
A military coup has overthrown the democratically elected government of Myanmar – the root of our lineage and Buddhist practice. Please check out the campaign we are running to help educate, gather resources, and promote a momentum of goodness around the world to begin the process of inspiring change.
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SEEING SECURITY EVERYWHERE:
Finding Refuge in the Storm of Uncertainty
June 11-20, 2021
Online Intensive Meditation Retreat
with Michele McDonald, Steven Smith, Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey,
Pari Ruengvisesh, and Darine Monroy
In the Attadanada Sutta, the Buddha is quoted as saying,
Not harsh, not greedy, not perturbed, everywhere in tune:
This is the reward — I say when asked — for those who are free from pre-conceptions.
For one unperturbed — who understands — there is no accumulating.
Abstaining, unaroused, they see security everywhere.
Join this group of teachers for a supported Self-Retreat during this period of time where the unresolved harm of the past, the instability of the present and the undependability of the future has been brought into intense focus. How can we find peace amid the volatility, compassion amid the tragedy, loving kindness amid the anger? During this era of tumult, possibility, hope and fear, we encourage our students to take the time to heed the call into silence and exploration – to use it as an opportunity to develop the beautiful qualities of mind that we know are available to us in any moment but which do not arise easily without training.