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“Letting Go” Two Daylong Retreats with John Travis – April 20-21, 2019
April 20, 2019 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
April 21, 2019 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
The Buddha and subsequent teachers, have directly or by inference, taught “letting go”. They point out the price we pay for holding on to views, opinions and judgements. That price is the suffering we inflict on ourselves and others by holding on to being “right”.
In this retreat we will explore how this simple practice of being quiet and listening can soften our contraction around family, politics and, perhaps most important, ourselves. We can develop the capacity to give us more space and heart without necessarily changing the systems we are circling in: choosing freedom over being “right”.
The retreat is suitable for beginning and experienced meditators.
This is a non-residential retreat and preregistration is not necessary. However, notice of an intention to attend is appreciated.
There will be a potluck supper following Saturday’s retreat. Everyone is welcome. Time and place will be announced at the retreat. Questions about the potluck may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Travis has been a student of meditation since 1969. He undertook Senior Teacher Training with Jack Kornfield at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He was ordained and received Dharma transmission in the Vipassana tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw and Achaan Chaa.
John co-founded Mountain Stream Meditation Center at Nevada City, CA and continues to be the resident teacher there. In addition he is a senior teacher for the Spirit Rock Center. John continues to travel frequently to Asia and teaches retreats all over the United States. www.johntravis.org
There is no charge for the retreat. The teachings of the Buddha are considered priceless and are offered freely. There will be an opportunity for the practice of generosity, (Dana), by offering donations to support the teacher and to Dharma Zephyr for covering the costs of presenting the retreat.