Weekend Retreat: Ultimate Liberation is to Overcome the Craving for Being

Venerable Pannavati
with Venerable Pannavati

3/25/2017 9:00 AM - 3/26/2017 4:30 PM (Saturday and Sunday) at Seattle Insight Meditation Center, (2729 6th Ave. S., Seattle, 98134) (Map It)

We live in the shadowland of "I" consciousness. This illusion of "I" is rooted in seeking meaning of "who" and "why". But, awakening begins through contemplating "how" and "what". Redirecting the inquiry allows the stilling of thought, entry into an unfettered realm of timelessness and the ending of karma. A  slight shift in inquiry can be the difference between liberation and bondage in this very life. Friday night will lay the foundation for inquiry from the suttas followed by a 30 minute meditation. On Saturday and Sunday, each hour of practice will offer a brief instruction, meditation, reflection on that meditation and group dynamics. Intermittent qigong exercises will be employed to maintain energy for arousing right effort. Bring earplugs and eye mask or handkerchief.

Each day of this retreat begins at 9:00am and ends at 4:30pm.

Registration and Donation

The suggested event donation is $70 for Saturday and Sunday, or $40 for one day, plus teacher dana. (Dana is a term for generosity, or freely offered giving.) Teacher dana can be offered at the event. Please use your best efforts to pay the suggested donation or another heartfelt amount. All are welcome regardless of ability to pay.

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