May 3, 2020
CANCELLED: Spirit Rock Daylong with Ajahn Karunadhammo: Coming Out of the Fog: Clarity and Kindness
Location: Spirit Rock Meditation Center, 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd Box 169, Woodacre, CA 94973, USA
Description: Please note that this event has been cancelled. Coming Out of the Fog: Clarity and Kindness 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Please visit the Spirit Rock website for more information and registration. Much of our life is spent in a fog of confusion, either blatant or subtle. How can we see more clearly and free ourselves from our habitual reactive responses of attraction, aversion, and confusion? In this day retreat, we’ll explore coming out of this fog using meditations to overcome the hindrances to clarity and (re)establish positive states of mind based on clear-seeing and kindness. Our time together will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, dhamma reflections, and time for discussion and questions. Lunch: Please bring lunch and, if you wish, food to offer the monks. As in the time of the Buddha, the Abhayagiri monks do not grow or buy food and are completely dependent on donations of food. The monastics eat one main meal a day in late morning and monastic regulations require that they finish by midday. Offering food to the monastics during the daylong provides an opportunity to participate in the tradition. Other donations are also gratefully accepted for Abhayagiri Monastery, though are by no means required. You can request a current list of needed items by contacting the monastery at (707) 485-1630.