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Weekend Retreat: Contemplation of Death with Jayasara Bhikkhu

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Rockaway Summer House

504 Beach 68th Street

Rockaway Beach, NY 11692

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Do you ever take the time to think about death? Yours and your loved ones? Most people would emphatically say no, and so they live in fear and dread throughout their lives, seeking to avoid any thought or encounter with death and its close companions, old age and sickness. Cultivating and living with a mindfulness of death does the opposite of what one might expect. Instead fear and sadness, it cultivates peace, acceptance, compassion, and a drive to live your life in a way that is the most beneficial to you and others, for as long as you have left. The Buddha said that mindfulness of death is of great benefit, come spend the weekend with Bhante J facing your fears, because beyond those fears is freedom.




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 does not reserve you a spot. A confirmation email will be sent to participants who have signed-up and completed all registration steps below a week prior, 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.


ABOUT THE TEACHER:

Bhikkhu Jayasāra (“Bhante J”) is an American Buddhist monastic who currently resides at Bhavana Society of West Virginia. He was born in 1978 and raised Catholic. He started practicing meditation in 2005 and officially took refuge and precepts to become a practicing Buddhist lay disciple on Vesak in 2008. In 2011 he took the Eight Lifetime Precepts with Bhante Gunaratana and was given the name Jayantha. He moved to Bhavana Society in September 2014, became an Anagarika (postulant) in March 2015, became a Sāmaṇera (novice monk) in October of 2015, and a Bhikkhu (fully ordained monk) in October 2016.




HOW TO REGISTER:


1. SIGN-UP FOR YOUR PREFERRED EVENTBRITE TICKET

2. FILL-IN THE RETREAT FORM

3. A WEEK BEFORE THE RETREAT YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL WITH 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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