Join us at our first weekend retreat at the Rockaway Summer House, Buddhist Insights' retreat center offering free meditation retreats in NYC.
In the Sangīti Sutta (DN 33), it is said that the Buddha spoke of three kinds of wisdom: the wisdom produced by thinking, the wisdom produced by learning, and the wisdom produced by meditating. In this weekend retreat we will be developing all three, as we intersperse periods of meditation with sessions studying and discussing one of the most important concepts of Buddhist philosophy: conditional manifestation (paticca samuppāda).
This retreat will be lead by BHANTE SUDDHASO from 8pm Friday until 5pm Sunday. Advance registration is required for overnight guests. If you register to stay overnight and decide not to attend, please inform us as soon as possible, so another person may come in your place.
There is no price tag to participate in this retreat, as it is offered on a Dana basis (generosity). Please note that if you register to stay overnight and do not attend without giving us sufficient notice, you may be blacklisted from future events.
About Bhante Suddhāso:
Bhante Suddhāso is a Buddhist monk living in New York City. The co-founder of Buddhist Insights, a non-profit organization connecting people with monastics, his work aims to convey Buddhist concepts and their practical applicability to everyday life. Bhante Suddhāso has studied under the guidance of some of the most important names in Western Buddhism, such as Ajahn Pasanno, Ajahn Amaro, Ajahn Vīradhammo, and Bhante Gunaratana. He was initially trained in Soto Zen Buddhism at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. Subsequently, he was ordained at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery in California, where he was trained in the Thai Forest Tradition of Theravāda Buddhism. Since then he has lived at a variety of monasteries from different Buddhist traditions in both rural and urban environments. A dedicated teacher, Suddhāso has taught to people of all different ages and walks of life, as well as college students of universities like Harvard, New York University, Fordham University, University of Mary Washington, and Suffolk County Community College. Bhante Suddhāso brings to the table his first-hand, in-depth experience of both Theravāda and Soto Zen (where his first encounter with Buddhism took place in 2003) as well as scholarly knowledge of all other Buddhist traditions. www.bhantesuddhaso.com