“Connect and Sustain”
Through the Practices of Lovingkindness & Forgiveness
A One Day Retreat with Pablo Das
July 20, 2013 – Saturday
10am – 4pm
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED – THERE IS ROOM AVAILABLE AND YOU CAN REGISTER IN PERSON
“Connect and Sustain” is a popular Thursday night group at Against the Stream that emphasizes the development of community connection and intimacy as a part of our spiritual practice. In this first of what is intended to be a series of daylong retreats supporting deeper practice in the Thursday night community (and the ATS community at large) we allow the standard daylong retreat format of sitting and walking meditation to be informed by the emphasis on connection that is the hallmark of the Thursday night group, providing an opportunity for both extended silent practice as well as for relational mindfulness exercises with the community aimed at giving you an opportunity to practice, connect and be seen.
In this daylong, we will explore the themes of lovingkindness and forgiveness and the relationship between the two.
A potluck style lunch will be eaten together as part of the retreat. Attendees are asked to bring something to share with the other members of the community (but not to stress in any way that your means or schedule don’t allow for you to do so. Please come anyway).
All are welcome at any experience level and whether you attend the Thursday night classes or not.
Cost: Sliding scale of $40-$75, plus dana for the teacher. Please pay at the highest level you can afford to help support our scholarship funds. Scholarships and work study are available and no one is turned away for lack of funds.
$100 Plus Monthly Supporters attend for no registration fees (but dana is appreciated). Please CLICK HERE for more info on our Monthly Supporter program.
Pablo Das is empowered to teach Vipassana meditation and Buddha Dharma by the Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society founder Noah Levine. He teaches regularly at A.T.S. centers in Los Angeles and at various A.T.S. groups and in retreat settings nationwide. Professionally, he works as a mindfulness based wellness, nutrition and recovery coach integrating mindfulness practices and Buddhist principles in his private “in person” (and phone based) counseling work. Pablo is an advocate for a Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender and “other identified” voice in American Buddhism. He is also a Buddhism inspired indie-folk (antifolk) musician who tours nationally and can be found transforming monotonous Buddhist chants into indie rock retreat hits.
We have chairs and cushions available.