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5-DAY RETREAT: Catching the Moon with Ven. Dhammadipa

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To Catch the Moon: Exploring “The 10 Verses of Unfathomable Depth”

A five day intensive meditation retreat at Buddhist Insights

How do you experience mind, and what kind of meditation practice reveals it? Do you need to cultivate samatha/stillness or vipassana/insight? What is meant by verification or realization of the Dharma? Together with Ven. Dhammadipa, participants in this retreat will explore these questions through the lens of the teachings of 11th century Chan Master Tong’An Changcha and contemporary Soto Zen Master Sekkei Harada, investigating an ancient Buddhist poem that describes practice as a discovery of the unfathomable function.

ABOUT THE TEACHER:

Ven. Dhammadipa has been practicing Buddhism since 1987. She became a resident at Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery in 2017, and began samaneri training in the Theravada Forest Tradition in the West in 2018. Her shift to the Theravada tradition is a natural extension of her longtime metta practice and study of the suttas. She also serves as the Guiding Teacher of Dhamma-dipa.com, an online sangha with students worldwide. Prior to taking up Theravada practice, Venerable was ordained a nun in the Soto Zen tradition in 2007, after 20 years of lay Zen practice. She is a Dharma Heir in the Suzuki Roshi lineage. In addition to English, Ven. Dhammadipa teaches in Spanish, an expression of her Latin heritage. She is a trained inter-faith chaplain, and has provided spiritual care in both hospital and hospice settings. Ven. Dhammadipa is mother to a lovely adult daughter, and enjoys watercolor painting and sewing.


This retreat is a silent retreat.

Advance registration is required for all participants. Attendance is required for the duration of the entire retreat.

Registration to this retreat (or Eventbrite Ticket) does not reserve you a spot.

A confirmation email will be sent to participants who have signed-up and completed all registration steps below, once their application has been approved by management. All others are to be considered on a waiting list. If you register to stay overnight and decide not to attend, please inform us as soon as possible, so another person on the waiting list may come in your place.




HOW TO REGISTER:


1. SIGN-UP FOR YOUR PREFERRED EVENTBRITE TICKET

2. FILL-IN THE RETREAT FORM

3. WAIT FOR CONFIRMATION EMAIL FROM MANAGEMENT

4. BEFORE THE RETREAT YOU WILL RECEIVE SCHEDULE AND WHAT TO BRING

There is no price tag to participate in this retreat, because it is offered on a Dana (generosity) basis: please donate what you can and what you wish in order to make the program available to other people. Please note that if you register and do not attend without giving us sufficient notice, you may be blacklisted from future events.





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