October 16, 2020
Adapting With Ease
Sunday, October 25 from 10am to 5:30pm
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. Things often don’t go the way we want them to. And the times that they do go our way, they don’t last forever. We feel agony, irritation, and anxiety about change. This is the kind of suffering that is optional, and we could “not pick it up,” as Ajahn Pasanno would say. However, we may not help but pick up agony, irritation, and stress. It comes automatically. Our brains have been trained for so long to react to things we don’t like, and thus we suffer. We can train ourselves to adapt with ease. We can actually learn to put things down and release ourselves from the cascade of worry, fear, and anxiety.
Attending a retreat is an excellent way to create ease and well-being. Take time off from the routine of life to sit and meditate, to listen to wise words to help shift your perspective on life.
Join us on a day of Mindfulness Retreat with two wonderful teachers:
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, and 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 Ajahn Cha lineage. 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.
“In her presence, one is inspired.” Martin Buehler