ONLINE SUTTA STUDY RETREAT: Living Without Enemies

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Living Without Enemies

A Weekend ONLINE AT-HOME Sutta Study Retreat

with Shaila Catherine

June 28 – 30, 2024

The Buddha said, “The world may quarrel with me, but I do not quarrel with the world.” How can we live our lives without hate—without making anyone into an enemy?

This program will use both sutta study and meditation practice to explore the Buddha’s teachings on anger. We will examine how untrained minds meet unpleasant experiences with irritation, blame, prejudice, and hatred; and how trained minds abide at ease in the face of difficulties. The Discourses of the Buddha offer us empowering stories, similies, instructions, and teachings that can help us understand and overcome our own aversive tendencies. Through meditative development we learn to meet pain, disagreement, and even abuse, with a balanced, kind, and wise attention; we free the mind from the underlying tendency to hate.

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, and question and answer sessions.

Registration is required. Scroll down to choose a ticket level. Registration will close a few days prior to the retreat, so don’t wait to the last minute!

More information and a link to join the zoom video conferences will be emailed to registrants a few days prior to the retreat.

This retreat is appropriate for all levels of meditators—beginning, intermediate, and experienced practitioners.

RETREAT SCHEDULE (Times are given in Pacific Time, San Francisco)

Friday
4:30 – 6:00 PM– Opening Session – Guided Meditation and Dhamma Talk

Saturday
8:00 – 8:45 AM – Morning Meditation
11:00 – 1:00 AM – Session One
3:00 – 5:00 PM – Session Two

Sunday
8:00 – 8:45 AM – Morning Meditation
11:00 – 1:00 AM – Session One
3:00 – 5:00 PM – Session Two

RETREAT SCHEDULE (Times are given in Eastern Time, Boston)

Friday
7:30 – 9:00 PM – Opening Session – Guided Meditation and Dhamma Talk

Saturday
11:00 – 11:45 AM – Morning Meditation
2:00 – 4:00 PM – Session One
6:00 – 8:00 PM – Session Two

Sunday
11:00 – 11:45 AM – Morning Meditation
2:00 – 4:00 PM – Session One
6:00 – 8:00 PM – Session Two

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

Questions?: For more information contact sit

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.

Course Fee: The non-refundable registration fee is based on a sliding scale of $660 to $260. 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: Donations to support the teacher are much appreciated. Opportunities to give are shown on our Donate page. The Standard, Base, and Scholarship Rates do not include Teacher Dana. You may include teacher dana in your registration fees by choosing a higher ticket option, or you may make a separate donation to teacher dana at the end of the retreat.

Scholarship Assistance: A scholarship rate of a 30% discount is offered for those with financial need; you may use the code less30% to self-select this scholarship. Full scholarships are offered to monastics. For inquiries, contact the registrar at meditate.

Tax Deductions: The base, standard, and scholarship rates do not include teacher dana and are not tax deductible. By selecting a ticket level above the base rate, you will be contributing to teacher dana and the amount above the base rate will be considered a voluntary tax deductible Teacher Dana contribution.

Cancellation Policy: All fees and payments are non-refundable. If you 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 and are non-refundable.

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Tickets

The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Living Without Enemies. Bodhi Benefactor Level
Administrative fee plus teacher dana
$ 700.00
Unlimited
Living Without Enemies. Bodhi Sustaining Level 2
Administrative fee plus teacher dana
$ 560.00
Unlimited
Living Without Enemies. Bodhi Sustaining Level 1
Administrative fee plus teacher dana
$ 460.00
Unlimited
Living Without Enemies. Bodhi Standard Rate
Standard Administrative Fee. Does not include teacher dana.
$ 360.00
Unlimited
Living Without Enemies. Bodhi Base Rate
Base Rate - Basic administrative fee. Does not include support for teacher.
$ 260.00
Unlimited

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