Upāsikā Day – Sunday, October 1 – Meditation: Can we function without attachment?
We hope you can join us at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery for the next Upasika Day on Sunday, October 1, a day of community, Dhamma study, meditation, and renewal.
Our theme for the day will be: Meditation: Can we function without attachment? Luang Por Pasanno and senior monastics of Abhayagiri have graciously offered to lead us in an exploration of he four types of clinging, and nekkhama (renunciation, letting go), especially as we experience them, and can lessen the one and increase the other, in meditation.
If you are unable to attend in person, you are invited to join in the live-stream through the following link: https://youtu.be/bTzGU7S5ol4
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