September 22, 2020
Mindfulness Retreat: Adapting With Ease
Sunday, October 25 from 10 am to 5:30 pm (PST, US & Canada time)
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Introductions, Mindfulness Meditation, Sitting, Walking, Movement, Mindfulness & Self-Compassion – Manijeh Motaghy
1:00 – 2:00 PM Lunch Break – Mindful Eating
2:00 – 5:30 PM Meditation, Adapting With Ease, Q & A – Ajahn Pasanno
Change and pain are inevitable but suffering for them is optional. That means, often things won’t go the way our minds want them to. And the times that they do go our way, they don’t stay the same. But the agony, irritation and anxiety about change is suffering, the kind that is optional and we could put it down. However, this putting down is not in our auto pilot yet. Our brains have been trained for so long to react to things we don’t like and thus it reacts. In order to not suffer extra we can learn, train our mind and brain to see things as they are without conflict and disease. We can actually learn to put things down and release ourselves from the cascade of dissatisfaction.
Retreat is one of the ways we do so. Retreating from the routine of life and taking time to sit and meditate, to listen to wise words that help shift our perspective on life are valuable and effective ways of creating more ease and well-being in our lives.
Join us on a day of Mindfulness Retreat with two wonderful teachers:
Venerable Ajahn Pasanno is the guiding elder at the Abhayagiri monastery in Ukiah, California. Venerable Ajahn Pasanno has been a Buddhist monk in the tradition of Thai Forest Theravada, a direct disciple of Ajahn Cha for 40+ years. He has been an Abbot of several Ajahn Cha branch monasteries in Thailand and the US. He has received an immense amount of recognition for his service and teachings. His heart of compassion and generosity is parallel to that of enlightened beings. We are forever grateful for his offering to teach us.
Manijeh Motaghy has 10,000+ hours of practice and training in Mindfulness and Buddhist teachings in the Theravada Thai Forest in the Ajahn Cha tradition. She has a Doctorate in Psychology of Management Consulting. She is an Authorized Mindfulness Teacher by UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. With a compassionate heart, she leads Perfectly Here for the good of humanity.