12/4/2020 9:00 AM -
Meeting Online with Zoom) (
The Buddha’s Satipatthana teaching of the four foundations of mindfulness begins with mindfulness of the body. One of the key instructions is to be mindful of the four elements – earth, water, fire, and wind. In other suttas, he includes space and consciousness in his list of elements.
In this three-day retreat, we will explore how to deepen our practice by focusing on each of these elements. Our specific focus will be on recognizing on how each element manifests as stillness and movement. Included in our inquiry will be the subtle understandings of emotions and mind states that are revealed through such practice.
This retreat is open to students of all levels of practice.
Each day of the retreat begins at 9:00am and ends at 4:30pm.
Registration and Donation
The suggested event donation is $180 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, or $50 for only Friday (one day). There is no registration for only Saturday. 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 - $135 for 3 days or $50 for Friday only.
- Benefactor donation - $180 for 3 days or $60 for Friday only for those who have the means to make a larger donation to support someone who needs to pay less.
- Supported donation - $90 for 3 days or $30 for Friday only, 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.
For Volunteering opportunities, please visit our Volunteer Page.
If you have a question for the teacher or about this event, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A zoom link will be emailed prior to the event.