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Weekend Retreat: A Tranquil Heart with Ayya Sobhana

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Rockaway Summer House

504 Beach 68th Street

Rockaway Beach, NY 11692

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We all experience anxiety and agitation, to one extent or another. Fortunately, the Buddha taught innumerable methods for bringing serenity and clarity to our lives. Ayyā Sobhanā, a senior monastic from the Theravāda Forest Tradition, will lead us in a weekend of meditation practices and introspective exercises to help us soothe our hearts and minds.

ABOUT THE TEACHER:

Ayya Sobhana is a Harvard graduate and trained with master Dhamma and meditation teacher Bhante Henepola Gunaratana for 25 years. Her primary practice is the Eightfold Noble Path, that is, integration of meditation with ethical living and compassionate relationships for the sake of liberation. She “went forth” into monastic life as a Samaneri in 2003 and obtained full Bhikkhuni ordination at Dambulla, Sri Lanka in 2006. In 2010 Ayya Sobhana moved from the Bhavana Society of West Virginia to Aranya Bodhi Awakening Forest Hermitage. Aranya Bodhi is a private redwood forest preserve and retreat for Buddhist monastic women on the Sonoma Coast of Northern California. In 2016 she was appointed Vice Abbess of Dhammadharini, offering teaching and training at both Aranya Bodhi and the bhikkhuni community’s new Dhammadharini Monastery in the Sonoma Mountain area of Penngrove, California, north of San Francisco. She teaches around the Bay Area, and on both coasts of the US, offering retreats at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Southern Dharma Retreat Center, and in the next months at Buddhist Insights of New York and Cloud Mountain Retreat Center. Her primary practice is the Eightfold Noble Path—integration of meditation with ethical living and compassionate relationships for the sake of liberation.





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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Rockaway Summer House

504 Beach 68th Street

Rockaway Beach, NY 11692

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