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Sacramento Dharma Center
3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, California 95826
This retreat will combine a classical retreat structure on Saturday with a workshop format on Sunday afternoon, as we develop the meditative skills to meet what is arising, and differentiate the attributes of anger, its intent to harm, humiliate, and shame, from the fierce energy to protect, defend, and demand accountability.
Compassion meets what is arising. Fierce compassion engages in order to reduce harm and increase safety and protection.
Saturday schedule: 10- 4:30 day of silence inward contemplations
Sunday Schedule 12 -4:30 begin with qigong to move body energy, specifically around anger. Intersperse silence with workshop format.
The fee is on a sliding scale of $30 to $100 for both days, according to ability. A few days prior to the retreat the minimum fee increases to $35. Please consider that registration does not include a donation for the teacher. You can donate to the teacher on the day of the event.
Until Tuesday, January 8: $30 to $100
After Tuesday, November 13: $35 to $100
Scholarships are available upon request. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please contact the registrar, Tucker, at [email protected]
to arrange for financial assistance.
If you wish to pay at the door or via check to the registrar, those options are available to you on the payment information page after you click the green «Register» button, enter the desired money amount and click the green «Checkout» button.
Amma Thanasanti is the spiritual director of Awakening Truth and President of Whole Life Path. Since she first encountered the Dharma in 1979, she has been committed to awakening.
As a former Buddhist nun of 26 years, she combines the precision and rigor of the Ajahn Chah Forest Tradition with awareness practices and a passion for wholeness.
Amma has been teaching intensive meditation retreats in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia since 1995. She invites an openness to pause and inquire into the truth of the present moment, to see what is liberating at the core of our humanness while also considering our personal development and the world around us.
Details to Consider
Please try to arrive by 9:45 a.m. to register and settle in.
Wear comfortable clothing, bring a covered mug or water bottle, a bag lunch and your personal cushion if you have one.
Chairs and cushions will be available at the retreat, as well as tea and hot water.
In the spirit of doing no harm, we ask that you refrain from using scented products that may affect others. The Dharma Center is wheelchair accessible.
SBMG hosts teachers from all Buddhist traditions at weekly meetings and monthly daylong retreats. All have been welcome since 1991. SBMG is a 501©3 non-profit organization.
Please contact registrar if you have any questions.
«Dana» is the Pali word for generosity and is the first paramita in Buddhism. You will be invited to give an additional teacher donation on the day of the retreat to thank and honor the teacher yourself as these teachings are priceless and freely given by the teacher (meaning they don't charge a specific fee).
The registration fee contributes to the rent, administrative costs, teacher travel, and material expenses for both this retreat as well as SBMG's ongoing Sunday Night programs.