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The Inner Still Point That Transforms Appearances with Ven. Dr. Pannavati K...

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Sacramento Dharma Center

3111 Wissemann Drive

Sacramento, CA 95826

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The Inner Still Point That Transforms Appearances with Ven. Dr. Pannavati Karuna

When the world seems mad and out of control, we can access an awareness that reorganizes appearances and makes clarity, inner stability and joy possible. The thoughts we hold in mind actually shape our reality. It's not about what we see happening in the world; it's about HOW we see that makes the difference.

This is a multi-day non-residential retreat. Come to all or part of this retreat.

  • 10/20, Friday 7-9 pm
  • 10/21, Saturday 10am-8pm
  • 10/22, Sunday 2-5pm


Registration

We encourage advance registration and offer this on a sliding scale

  • For all three days: $10‑$75 recommended
  • Friday $3 minimum recommended
  • Saturday (includes supper) $10 minimum recommended
  • Sunday afternoon $5 minimum recommended

More can be donated at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please give generously to support our teacher. Please contact coordinators Helen Hobart and Dan Grevious at retreat@sbmg.org for scholarships or other questions.

Biography

Ven. Dr. Pannavati, a former Christian pastor, is co-founder and co-Abbot of Embracing-Simplicity Hermitage and Co-Director of Heartwood Refuge, a new intentional community, and residential retreat and conference center in Hendersonville, NC. She is president of the Treasure Human Life Foundation. A black, female Buddhist monk ordained in the Theravada and Chan traditions, she remains a disciple of Great Master Kuang Seng, continues Vajrayana empowerments and teachings with beloved Rinpoche Zhaxi Zhouma and received transmission from Roshi Bernie Glassman of Zen Peacemaker. Pannavati is both contemplative and empowered for compassionate service. She conducts retreats nationally at over 50 centers and churches each year sharing living truths that are deep, yet apprehendable. She advises the cultivation of both wisdom and compassionate action. She believes is it fine to sit in temples and meditate and pray when things are good; when they are not, we are compelled to get off our pillows and do something. Let our actions line up with our intentions.


Details to Consider

  • Please try to arrive at least 15 minutes early to register and settle in.
  • Wear comfortable clothing,bring a covered mug or water bottle, bag lunch and your personal cushion if you have one.
  • Chairs and cushions will be available at the retreat, as well as tea and hot water.
  • In the spirit of doing no harm, we ask that you refrain from using scented products that may affect others. The Dharma Center is wheelchair accessible.
  • SBMG hosts teachers from all Buddhist traditions at weekly meetings and monthly daylong retreats. All have been welcome since 1991. SBMG is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
  • Please contact registrar if you have any questions.


Dana

"Dana" is the Pali word for generosity and is the first paramita in Buddhism. You will be invited to give an additional teacher donation on the day of the retreat to thank and honor the teacher yourself as these teachings are priceless and freely given by the teacher (meaning they don't charge a specific fee).

The registration fee contributes to the rent, administrative costs, teacher travel, and material expenses for both this retreat as well as SBMG's ongoing Sunday Night programs



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3111 Wissemann Drive

Sacramento, CA 95826

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