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Weekend Retreat: Seven Factors of Enlightenment with Ayya Santussika

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Rockaway Summer House

504 Beach 68th Street

Rockaway Beach, NY 11692

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The Seven Factors of Enlightenment are at the heart of Buddhist practice. Through cultivating mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy, tranquility, concentration and equanimity, we pave the way to complete peace and awakening. During these two days, Buddhist nun Ayyā Santussikā will lead us in reflecting upon and practicing with each of these factors.

ABOUT THE TEACHER:

Ayya Santussika entered monastic life as an anagarika (eight-precept nun) in 2005, then ordained as a samaneri (ten-precept nun) in 2010 and a bhikkhuni (311 rules) in 2012 at Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara in Los Angeles. She has trained in large and small communities of nuns, including Amaravati and Chithurst monasteries of the Ajahn Chah tradition in England. Ayya Santussika was born in Illinois in 1954 and grew up on a farm in Indiana. While being a single mother, she received BS and MS degrees in computer science. She worked as a software designer and developer for fifteen years in the Bay Area. Her search for deeper meaning and ways to be of service led her to train as an interfaith minister in a four-year seminary program that culminated in an Masters of Divinity degree. She began traveling in Asia in 1999, learning from master teachers, particularly in Thailand. It was these experiences, along with time spent at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery in California that caused her faith to develop to the point of choosing to live and practice as a Theravadan nun.







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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