ONLINE RETREAT – Feeling, Joy, Equanimity

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Cultivating Equanimity and Joy
through Mindfulness of Feeling

An online retreat with Shaila Catherine
May 15-17, 2020

Registration is required. Scroll down to choose a ticket level. 

This at-home online weekend retreat will focus on Mindfulness of Feeling as the second establishment of mindfulness presented in the Satipatthana Sutta. If we are unmindful, feelings can trigger habitual patterns of sensual desire, irritation, or ignorance. In this retreat we will cultivate equanimity and joy through a wise response to pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral feelings. We will learn to recognize the difference between sensual feelings that perpetuate craving, and spiritual feelings that support our path.

Please join us as we deepen our practice together through a program of live video conferences with Shaila Catherine. The online meetings will include guided meditations, Dharma talks, question and answer sessions, and small group discussions. More information and a link to join the video conferences in Zoom will be emailed to you after registering.

RETREAT SCHEDULE (Times are given in Pacific Time PDT)
5:30 – 7:00 pm – Opening Session – Mindfulness of Feelings

8:00 – 8:45 am – Morning Meditation – Sensual Pleasures and Bodily Pain
10:00 am – 12:00 noon –  Morning Session – Observing Feeling at the Sense Doors
4:00 – 6:00 pm – Afternoon Session – How Craving Feeds on Feelings

8:00 – 8:45 am – Morning Meditation – Recognizing Spiritual Feelings and Cultivating Joy
10:00 am – 12:00 noon –  Morning Session – Equanimity and Wrap Up

Visit our Founding Teacher page for biography and photograph of the teacher, Shaila Catherine.

Questions?: For more information contact meditate

Co-sponsored by Bodhi-Retreats and Insight Meditation South Bay

Registration: Registration is required for this course. Registration fees are non-refundable. To register, select an option under the Tickets heading at the bottom of this page. To register for a course, you purchase one ticket, which registers you for the entire course. You only need to register once; you do not need to register separately for each class session.

Course Fee: The non-refundable registration fee is based on a sliding scale of $450 to $150. The lower end of the sliding scale is intended for those with limited financial means. If you pay at the mid to high range of the sliding scale, your generosity supports those with limited income to attend our programs, and also supports the teacher. Our teacher relies upon the generosity of students for her livelihood, so we encourage you to choose the highest level that is appropriate for your economic situation. Thank you for your generosity! The ticketing process will give you the option of paying by credit card, Pay Pal, or by mailing a check.

Teacher Dana: Additional donations to support the teacher are much appreciated. Opportunities to give are listed on our Donate page.

Scholarship Assistance: A scholarship rate of $85 is offered for those with very limited financial means. Simply choose the $85 ticket below.

Tax Deductions: The basic registration fee (ticket for $150) is not tax deductible. By selecting a ticket level above $150, you will be contributing to teacher dana and the amount above $100 will be considered a voluntary tax deductible Teacher Dana contribution. In January of the following year, the treasurer will mail a letter acknowledging all donations made in the preceding year for your tax records.

Cancellation Policy: All fees and payments are non-refundable. If it becomes necessary to cancel participation in a course, and the registrar is notified prior to the start of the first meeting, your registration fee will be converted into a voucher creditable towards the fee for either a future IMSB or Bodhi-Retreats program. Vouchers must be used within one year of the initial course start date, and may be transferred to only one future course. Cancellations that occur after the start of the first meeting are not eligible for the voucher credit.

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