• <span style="font-weight: 500">The Practice of<br />Calm Abiding</span>

The Practice of Calm Abiding—Fall Shamatha Retreat

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.

Lopön Andre

The weekend, led by Lopön Andre Papantonio, 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 without too much outside distraction.

No prior experience is necessary. All are invited to join us.

Arrival and check-in will take place on Friday 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 Sunday after lunch.

$150/$135 (members paying $50/m or more). Meals and housing are included.

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

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