• SHAMATHA RETREAT:<br />The Practice of Peaceful Abiding

Shamatha Retreat—The Practice of Peaceful Abiding

Thursday evening – Sunday early afternoon, February 22-25
Lopön Andre Papantonio
$225/$202.50 (members paying $50/m or more)

Lopon Andre Papantonio

Lopön Andre Papantonio

The practice of shamatha, or peaceful abiding, is fundamental to Buddhist practice. In fact, the simplicity of sitting still and paying attention to mind and body is a fundamentally human experience. Only by familiarizing ourselves with the ways in which our minds create suffering, can we free ourselves from that suffering.

Please join us for an intensive weekend of practicing peaceful abiding. The weekend will include talks about the view of shamatha practice, based on teachings given by Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche over the last four years. There will be opportunity to ask questions about your own practice, both in conjunction with the talks or in a private interview. Most of all, we will have the freedom to practice for several days without too much outside distraction. No prior experience is necessary. All are invited to join us.

Arrival and check-in will take place on Thursday afternoon between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. An introductory talk will take place at 7:30pm. The program will conclude on Monday after lunch.

Meals and housing are included in your tuition.

For more information: Please contact us by email at registration@lotusgardens.org
or by telephone at 1-540-778-2405.