Online: Continuity of Awareness and the Art of Living Meaningfully

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Online: Continuity of Awareness and the Art of Living Meaningfully
with Alexis Santos & Susa Talan
Saturday, May 8th, 2021 | 10:00am – 5:00pm ET

How do we navigate the world we are living in with its many hardships and gifts to realize a greater sense of meaning, engagement and connection?

This is the work of our meditation practice – to cultivate awareness in all areas of our life, not just when we are sitting silently with our eyes closed. And when we develop the transformative qualities of wisdom and compassion, life becomes more meaningful.

Inspired by the teachings of Theravādin Buddhist monk, Sayadaw U Tejaniya, during this daylong retreat we will explore the practice of meditation as a foundation for developing the heart and mind. Together we’ll practice cultivating moment by moment awareness, in a relaxed and natural way–leading us to an embodied sense of clarity, resilience and connection.

During our time together there will be guided meditations, periods of silence, and opportunities to move the body. There will also be time for discussion and Q&A.

This retreat is suitable for both new and experienced practitioners.


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Alexis Santos

Alexis Santos has practiced Insight Meditation in India, Burma and the US since 2001. He met Sayadaw U Tejaniya in Burma in 2003 and has been his long-time student, including several years of training as a Buddhist Monk under his guidance. Alexis’ teaching emphasizes knowing the mind through a natural and relaxed continuity. He brings a practical, intuitive and compassionate approach to the development of wisdom. Alexis teaches meditation at retreat centers throughout the US and internationally and is a featured teacher in the Ten Percent Happier meditation app.

Susa Talan

Susa Talan has been studying and practicing insight meditation since 2006 and is a long-time student of Sayadaw U Tejaniya, with whom she ordained temporarily in Burma in 2010. Susa is currently in a 2-year Community Dharma Mentorship program with Narayan Helen Liebenson. She offers workshops on mindfulness + meditation in a variety of communities and is co-founder of Open Door Meditation Community in Portland, ME and is also an artist + illustrator.

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