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Parting From The Four Attachments 1 Day Retreat

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Ginseng Yoga

2985 Beech Street

San Diego, CA 92102

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Join us in San Diego for the Heart Essence 1 Day Retreat, Parting From The Four Attachments offered by Donation - Generosity Only. We’ll explore how parting from that which pains our hearts is the key to our freedom. The retreat will be instructed by Michael Gregory, former Buddhist Monk and Executive Director of Mindfulness Meditation Centers. The retreat will be held on Saturday April 20th, from 1 - 5pm, Downtown San Diego.




This will retreat will explain how our attachment to the 8 Worldly Dharmas or Concerns causes us to suffer and takes away from the transcendental freedom of dharma practice. The preoccupation with Pleasures and Pain, Loss and Gain, Praise and Blame and Fame and Notoriety, drives us to attempt to manipulate our experience of the world, pushing our continually discontented mind forward.




In this retreat precise instructions and meditations will be given on how we may transcend these worldly concerns and enter the path as a conscious spiritual practitioner. By imbuing the mind with compassion and the wisdom of awareness we can become receptive to a deeper state of being.




The remedy to the eight worldly concerns, taught in Parting from the Four Attachments is to “turn the mind to dharma” by systematic contemplations of the preciousness of our human life, impermanence and death, action (cause and effect), and the defects of samsara




Opening the heart to feel its essence takes discipline, study and meditation. But most importantly opening the heart to experience its tenderness, requires the courage to renounce our own self- interest, our own attachment to self –existence.




Michael will break down these ancient teachings into practical and modern terms, while never letting us forget that the point of all the Dharma is nothing other than insight into the mind and heart. Essential and clear instructions to introductory meditation will be offered.




Along the way he will provide vivid living definitions and conscious ways in which we can integrate the wisdom of this teaching into every aspect of life.




“I possess nothing. You possess nothing. Everything just is, we are parts of all that is, and everything that is, is a part of us, therefore, attachment is the absence of love, and generosity is non-attachment, to let go is to love, to love is to let go - there is no difference, and there is no greater gift than unconditional limitless love for all that appears and could ever be known.”




- Michael Gregory




Enrollment




*Enrollment for all retreat is open to all. Space is sometimes limited and you must sign up to ensure your participation.




You may sign up for the retreat on the Eventbrite Link below or by contacting the following MMC retreat coordinator.




Retreat Coordinator Email:




Davita Moodley


davitamoodley@gmail.com




Enrollment:




Two Ticket Types




Donation tickets:




Attendance for retreats is on a generosity only basis.




Which means there is no prescribed fee and we simply ask that each person donate according to their means and conscience. Your generosity is critical as it allows MMC to continue its mission to provide teachings and to support its teachers and the necessary technology for the distribution of the dharma.




Free Tickets:




If you are unable to donate at this time, we are offering free tickets to attend this retreat. Please ensure you will be available on this day as there are limited spaces available for this retreat and we plan for the attendance of each individual.




Schedule and Location:




The retreat will be held on Saturday April 20th, from 1 - 5pm, at Ginsing Yoga Studio, 2985 Beech Street San Diego.




2 Sessions


1 - 3pm


Lunch: 3pm - 3:45pm


4 - 5pm




There will be two sessions in total with a 45 minute lunch break. Please bring your own packed lunch.






The retreat will be held at 1281 9th St San Diego. A beautiful space overlooking the city from above, conveniently located downtown San Diego, with ample parking on the street and in the next door parking garage.


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