Surf School: Living the Four Noble Truths
A Daylong Retreat with Pablo Das
Saturday March 5, 2016
10am – 4pm
2701 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA
“We can’t stop the waves but we can learn to surf“
The central message of the four noble truths is that every human life has an ever changing balance of pleasure and pain within it. Buddhist practice is a call to develop equal presence for the preferable and not so preferable conditions of our lives. In this daylong we will look at the four noble truths not just as a central Buddhist “philosophy” but as a practice of presence, mindfulness and responsiveness.
This day will include lecture and alternating periods of sitting and walking practice.
This daylong is suitable for all levels of practitioner.
Cost: Sliding Scale $35-$75 plus dana for the teacher. Scholarships and work study are available. No one is turned away for lack of funds.
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. WALK-INS WELCOME AT THE DOOR.
Pablo Das is empowered to teach mindfulness meditation and Buddha Dharma by Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society founder Noah Levine. He teaches regularly at A.T.S. centers in Los Angeles where he resides. He is on the original treatment team at Refuge Recovery, A Buddhist based and trauma informed outpatient treatment program for drug and alcohol Addiction. He a practitioner of Somatic Experiencing which is a body centered system for working with trauma. He maintains a private “awareness based” wellness coaching practice working with clients one on one, integrating Buddhist practice and principles, somatic experiencing and holistic health models. He teaches a weekly class which focuses on interpersonal mindfulness called Connect and Sustain. He has worked in suicide prevention for the LGBTQAI teen population. He is also a Buddhism inspired indie-folk (antifolk) musician who can be found transforming monotonous Buddhist chants into indie rock retreat hits.