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Touching the Earth: Renewal, Letting Go, and Compassion
Amma Thanasanti Bhikkhuni

April 19, 2014
09:30 am - 04:30 pm

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Walk-in registration is available via cash or check.

We are in the midst of a global climate crisis that is pushing us to wake up. More than ever we need to have attention grounded in our bodies, take time to relax, renew, let go and open our hearts.

Body Awareness/All Pervasive Awareness
The Buddha taught awareness of body and breath as a path of enlightenment. Our body is our direct link to the Earth. Bringing attention to the body allows for relaxation, stillness, renewal and letting go. To discover the body is to discover awareness, and eventually, the awakened state. All pervasive Awareness is a direct approach to embodied non-dual consciousness pervading our body and the environment as a whole. This retreat will combine body awareness and All Pervasive Awareness practices to uncover an authentic experience of ourselves as individuals and our connection with all of life at the same time.

Bring a pack lunch with some to share for Amma.

Kindly come fragrance free out of compassion for those with chemical sensitivities

This program is suitable for beginners.


Teacher support: Suggested starting donation is $30 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.  All donations go to support the teacher's monastic needs via Awakening Truth.

Just as monastics in the Buddha’s time were sustained by the offerings of the lay community, modern-day monastics depend on the kindness of others. When you make a contribution to support monastics (and the Dharma), you nurture your own virtuous aspiration and help create a field of blessings that supports others to do the same.

 

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Amma Thanasanti

Amma Thanasanti Bhikkhuni Amma Thanasanti Bhikkhuni has been meditating for 35 years, 25 of which she has been an ordained Buddhist nun.  In 2009, after 20 years in monasteries associated with the Ajahn Chah Forest Tradition, she returned to the US and founded Awakening Truth, an organization whose mission is to share essential teachings and strengthen the relationship between monastic and lay practitioners.  Awakening Truth’s eventual aim is to create a Bhikkhuni training monastery and modern Dhamma village. Amma skillfully blends the rigor of early Buddhist teachings with the gentle encouragement to discover one’s own path.

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