12/7/2019 9:00 AM -
Bastyr University (14500 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore, 98028) (
The Four Noble Truths is the Buddha’s core teaching and it is said to contain all his other teachings. In this retreat, we will explore some of the unexamined aspects of the Four Noble Truths.
We will focus in particular on how one lives the Four Noble Truths in daily life. For example, in the first Noble Truth, we will examine who suffers.
And, we will look at the instruction of “letting go” in the second Noble Truth.
There are two goals of this retreat. One is to have our daily life become more and more a “practice opportunity.” The second goal is for us to deepen our understanding such that we increasingly come to see the world through “dharma eyes.”
This weekend retreat is suitable for beginners as well as experienced practitioners. Each day will have periods of sitting and walking meditation along with dharma talks, discussion, and ample opportunity for asking questions.
Each day of this retreat begins at 9:00am and ends at 4:30pm.
Registration and Donation
The suggested event donation is $90 for Saturday and Sunday, or $50 for one day. Following our tradition, none of this donation will go to the teacher. Please consider offering teacher dana at the event to support their livelihood. (Dana is a term for generosity, or freely offered giving). No one is turned away for inability to offer a donation. Please use your best efforts to pay the suggested donation or another heartfelt amount. Online registration offers three donation levels.
- Suggested donation - $90 for 2 days or $50 for one day.
- Benefactor donation - $120 for 2 days or $60 for one day, for those who have the means to make a larger donation to support someone who needs to pay less.
- Supported donation - $60 for 2 days or $30 for one day, for those who need to pay less than the suggested donation amount.
Attendees of Non-Residential Retreats who need to offer less than the suggested donation may choose the online Supported level or register and pay at the door using cash or check in any amount they choose. People who are able to pay more than the suggested donation, and would like to support those who need to pay less, may choose the online Benefactor level or make a donation at the door. The suggested dana is based on what is needed financially to offer this programming. SIMS is committed to providing a spiritual refuge where everyone feels welcome, and to making the dharma accessible to all who seek it. We rely on the generosity of retreat participants to sustain these programs.
There are two registration options:
- Online: Make your event payment using a credit or debit card. This option is available if you are paying the Suggested, Benefactor or Supported donation amount. (Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the event.)
- In-person at the event: Make your payment by cash or check at the door on the day of the event.
SIMS is an all volunteer Sangha. There is no paid staff managing retreats. This retreat is possible only with volunteers' dana/generosity of service during the event. Please consider volunteering during this weekend retreat. Our volunteer coordinator will contact you with more details. We appreciate your generosity in action. Thank you.
If you have a question for the teacher or about this event, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.