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YEAR-END RETREAT: Inner Awakening with Bhante Suddhaso & Pamutto

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The Buddha said that faith is the seed from which our practice arises (Sn 77); additionally, faith appears in many lists of important qualities (including the Seven Factors of Awakening, the Five Spiritual Powers, the Five Factors of Exertion, and the Seven Treasures). And while faith can arise naturally as we see the results of our practice, faith can also be intentionally cultivated through devotional activities; and as our faith strengthens, our entire Buddhist practice becomes stronger as a direct result.

So for this New Year's retreat, in addition to plenty of loving-kindness meditation and physical mindfulness practice, we will engage in bowing, chanting, and Sutta readings as an avenue for strengthening our sense of faith and devotion, so we can begin 2019 with a deep commitment to our practice.

This seven-day retreat will be co-led by Bhante Suddhāso & Pamutto.

ABOUT THE TEACHERS:

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

Pamutto was born in New Jersey in 1983 and grew up in the Midwest. After High School, a tour of military service culminated in a realization of the precious opportunity in human life and a sincere wish to cultivate a life of peace and compassion. He arrived at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery, in the forest tradition of Ajahn Chah, in 2008 and took full ordination in 2010. He has trained in forest monasteries around North America. In 2015, Pamutto left the monastery and began a period of solo wandering among the forests and rural communities of New England.



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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