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John Travis: Birth and Death Day Long

April 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

April 18, 2021  10 am -4 pm (Pacific time)

John Travis

Everyday we are confronted with the reality of death, especially during this past year with the pandemic. At the same time, every moment can be seen as a birth. What can we learn from these important parts of our lives? John celebrates his birthday the day before our retreat (called our Continuation Day by Thich Nhat Hanh in the context of the Zen teaching of No Birth/No Death). He has spent many days contemplating the reality of death and the disintegration of the body at the cremation ghats in Varanasi, India, and the charnel grounds in Ladakh. He is the perfect guide to point us to some answers.

April 18th 10 am – 4 pm PDT

To register for this retreat and receive zoom contact information please contact:

Kathy Schwerin: Kathy@dharmazephyr.org

Dana (donation) will be gratefully accepted by the teacher and by Dharma Zephyr, giving participants the opportunity to freely engage in the practice of generosity.

Donate to John Travis: https://www.mtstream.org/donate Please note John 4/18

Donate to Dharma Zephyr: https://dharmazephyr.org/contact-us/

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.

Learn More About John Travis:
Spirit Rock bio
Mountain Stream Bio

The retreat is suitable for beginning and experienced meditators.

This is a non-residential retreat and registration is necessary in order to get the zoom information.

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.


April 18, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Camp Galilee or Online (Zoom)
1776 US Highway 50
Glenbrook, NV 89413 United States
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Kathy Schwerin