Feb 09, 2012
Join Sunada on “Living with Mindfulness” Retreat, Feb 24-26, 2012
What does it means to live mindfully? How do we bring more calm and inner clarity into our daily lives? How can we stay confident and purposeful when times get rough?
This gentle introductory residential retreat is open to all, especially those with no prior experience with meditation or Buddhism. We will explore the Buddha’s teachings on mindfulness in a down-to-earth, practical way through meditation, discussion, and hands-on exercises. We’ll also investigate how to live with greater awareness and contentment with ourselves, and in turn, how to live in harmony with the world around us.
There will be detailed instruction for those who are new to meditation, and periods of silent practice for those with experience.
The retreat fee is on a sliding scale of $145-$225 for the weekend, inclusive of room and board.
The retreat is held at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, which is situated on 13 secluded acres in southern New Hampshire. For more information visit their website at www.aryaloka org.
About the leaders:
Sunada is a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, a mindfulness teacher and life coach. Her 16 years of Buddhist practice inform all of her work. She teaches at meditation at Wildmind as well as though classes in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in the Boston area. She also works with individual clients through her own coaching practice at Mindful Purpose Life Coaching. She considers it her life’s work to help people find the inner grounding and confidence to make a difference in the world.
Viriyalila, whose name means “playful, spontaneous energy in pursuit of the good”, has been been meditating and practicing Buddhism since 1994. She was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2005 in San Francisco. She currently works in a team with the folks at Free Buddhist Audio, a dynamic internet resource providing free access to Dharma talks around the world.