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Where Wisdom and Compassion Meet - A Retreat with Buddhist Nuns (252R23) - On Land with Ayya Anandabodhi, Ayya Santacitta and Emily Carpenter

Through investigating our own direct experience in meditation and action, old patterns of holding and pushing away can begin to unravel. The freedom we seek is found by turning towards the truth of impermanence, and by embracing the limitations of this world with compassion and care.

This monastic retreat will be held in Noble Silence. There will be periods of guided and silent meditation, Dharma reflections, chanting and simple ritual, guided movement practice, Q&A, and group practice discussions.

2023-05-24 (6 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2023-05-25 Understanding the Hindrances to Awakening (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 62:14
Ayya Anandabodhi, Ayya Santussika
A Dhamma talk on the 5 Hindrances followed by a guided meditation on settling with the breath.
2023-05-25 Metta and Karuna: Unlimited Kindness and Compassion (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 38:19
Ayya Santussika
Developing a felt sense of loving-kindness and compassion as based on the meditation instructions the Buddha taught
2023-05-25 Compassion and Boundaries (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 43:41
Ayya Santussika
What the Buddha said about boundaries, saying "no", when to leave, who to spend time with, when and how to tell someone off, while being compassionate and kind.
2023-05-26 Just Be Here (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:59
Ayya Anandabodhi
Morning Reflection and Guided Meditation
2023-05-26 Guided Body Sweeping: Vedanā 36:03
Ayya Anandabodhi
Developing the skill of being with sensations as they are.
2023-05-27 Leaving it all Behind as you are stepping into the next moment. (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:01
Ayya Santacitta
Guided Meditation on the six elements and the present moment.
2023-05-27 Investigate into the Cracks (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:44
Ayya Santacitta
Reflection on Emptiness & Anatta
2023-05-28 A Greater Perspective (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:02
Ayya Anandabodhi
Reflections on upekkha (equanimity) and a guided meditation on birth, aging and death.
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