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Started on February 8, 20208th Feb - 13th Feb 2020

8th Feb – 13th Feb 2020, Mahayana Buddhist Temple

Meditation is a habitual process of training our mind to focus and to be clarified. It is a practice that yields incredible health benefits.  Many people use the practice to reduce stress and anxieties. People also practice meditation to improve emotional health, and to explore the power of mind and heart.

There are many methods of meditation. Although they seem simple and straightforward, it is best to practice under the guidance of a teacher. With a teacher, a meditator will be able to learn the fundamentals and more importantly to correct beginner’s mistakes. In this 5-day intensive meditation retreat, you will be guided by scholar-practitioner Venerable Jiandu, a direct disciple of Chan Master, Wei Chueh, to learn and to practice traditional Chan Buddhism meditation in one of the most peaceful monastery environments in Greene County.

This retreat will consist of sustained periods of silence mediation with sutra studying, and evening talks. The container of Silence, which includes refraining from speaking (except with the teachers as scheduled and as needed), reading (excepted as guided), writing, and technology, with the exception of emergencies. Organic vegetarian meals will be offered. It is a rare opportunity to slow down and give our hearts and minds some space to access our inner wisdom and compassion.

 

Schedule:

6:30 am                              Chanting

7:00 am                              Breakfast

8:00-8:50 am                    Silent Meditation

9:20-10:10 am                  Silent Meditation

10:30-11:00 am                Chanting

11:00-12:00 pm                Lunch

12:00-14:00 pm                Break

14:00-14:50 pm                Silent Meditation

15:20-16:10 pm                Silent Meditation

16:30-17:30 pm                Chanting

18:00 pm                            Light Meal

19:30-21:20 pm                Discourse

21:30 pm                            Rest

Advance registration is required for all participants. Attendance is required for the duration of the entire retreat. For more information and registration, please email info@mahayana.us

 

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