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It is our great fortune that we will be hosting Ajahn Kusalo, a master in Mindfulness, the Abbot of the Bodhiyanarama Monastery in New Zealand.  While visiting his son in LA, he has graciously accepted our invitation to facilitate a day-long retreat for us.  Ajahn Kusalo is a Buddhist monk in the Thai Forest Tradition.

The Forest tradition began in the time of the Buddha and has waxed and waned throughout Buddhist history. The Forest tradition in one sense even predates the Buddha, as it was a common practice of spiritual seekers in ancient India to leave the life of town and village and wander in the wilderness and mountains. The Buddha himself joined this tradition at age twenty-nine, giving up his life as a prince in order to seek the way beyond birth, aging, sickness, and death.

Great Merit:

We will be offering Ajahn Kusalo his one meal, as it is tradition for lay people to offer the monastics their meals. It is said that feeding these Buddhist monks will produce great merit. So, as a community we will gather and share our lunch with him.

This can be a wonderful gift to all specially for fathers on a Father’s Day.

Retreat Content:

  • Sitting, Walking meditations
  • Talk on generosity and unburdening the soul
  • Mindful Movement
  • Mindful eating
  • A chance for offering and practicing generosity

Retreat Date & Time:

Sunday, June 18 from 10am to 4pm


Private location: 9320 Hartman Way, West Hills, CA 91304

Retreat Refunds Policy:

Requests must be made 72 hours in advance of the date of the retreat. A $25 administration fee will be assessed.

Refunds should be requested by emailing

Perfectly Here reserves the right to cancel events due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified in advance of the class.

No refunds or credits are given to registrant “no-shows”.
Postponing a Retreat: Credit towards a future retreat will be provided if a registrant notifies us by phone or email 72 hours in advance of the day or retreat. Using this credit must be for the one immediately following the missed retreat. NO EXCEPTIONS. (for example: if postponing a May retreat, you will have to use your credit and enroll in the June or the retreat offered immediately after May.

What to Bring:

Please arrive a few minutes early – comfortable clothing – a sack lunch – sitting cushion if you have one


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The Paradox of Self
“Similarly to desire, another paradox in spiritual practice is that of self or self-identity. On the one hand some degree of selfhood is necessary for life and the development of spiritual practice; on the other hand, it is the obsessive grasping of selfhood which is our greatest source of suffering.”
Ajahn Kusalo