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WEEKEND RETREAT: Stopping the World with Contentment with Ven. Canda

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"Stopping the World With Contentment" - A Weekend Meditation Retreat with Ven. Candā

The Buddha said, "There is no way to end suffering without reaching the end of the world." (AN 4.45) But how can we possibly reach the end of the world? Contentment helps us remain present to our experience as it unfolds, bringing the worlds of past and future to an end. Contentment settles the winds of wanting and douses the fires of ill will, the main hindrances to stillness and insight. As inner contentment deepens, the relentless search for pleasure in the sensual world gradually loses its meaning, and a taste of freedom becomes possible.

During this retreat, Ven. Candā will guide us through meditation practices on contentment that can bring our inner world of suffering to an end. The retreat will include Dhamma reflections, guided and silent meditations and opportunities for discussion and Q&A.

ABOUT THE TEACHER:

Ven Canda began meditating in 1996 with SN Goenka. She ordained as a Buddhist nun in Burma in 2006 and subsequently took full 'bhikkhuni' ordination with the encouragement of her Teacher, Ajahn Brahm. Her approach to meditation focuses on kindness and letting go as a means to deepening stillness and is richly informed by the compassion and pragmatism of the early Buddhist texts. In 2016, Ven Canda founded Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project, with Ajahn Brahm as Spiritual Advisor - a UK charity aimed at establishing a nun's monastery in the UK. (www.anukampaproject.org)



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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