Come and See for Yourself: Curiosity & Investigation on the Dharma Path
A Half Day Retreat with Cheryl Slean
Saturday May 13, 2017
The Buddha invited his students to take his instructions and insights not as religious dogma to believe in without question, but as a point of departure for personal inquiry. “Ehipassiko,” he said: “Come and see for yourself.” The heart of the Buddhist path to awakening is a willingness to open to experience with curiosity and in the spirit of investigation, guided by our sincere intention to heal. Just what is the nature of this mind, body and life, when we watch and feel it directly? How does transformative change come about and how can we best help it along? In this half-day of mindfulness, we’ll explore these and other questions through mindful sitting, walking and inquiry. We’ll experiment with cultivating an attitude of joyful, receptive curiosity that can change not only the way we practice, but how we approach our daily lives.
There will be a few spots open for private meetings with Cheryl. Sign up sheet will be available on the day.
COST: Sliding Scale: $25 – $60, plus an offering of dana to the teacher. Please pay at the highest level you can afford to support our programs and pay it forward for those who have less.
Scholarships and work-study are available. No is turned away for lack of funds.
Cheryl Slean has been practicing meditation intensively since 1995, teaching since 2007, and is currently on the Teachers’ Councils at Against the Stream and Insight Community of the Desert, Palm Springs. She teaches classes and retreats at these centers and at other spiritual and secular venues including Seattle Insight, Mindful Schools, Refuge Recovery, Foundations Recovery Network, Santa Monica Hospital, Google LAX, various residential reteat centers nationally, and many other health & wellness, business and community settings. Cheryl is also a writer, filmmaker and sustainability activist, and is co-executive producer of VisionLA Climate Action Arts.
This half day will be held at 1001a Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA. Click on the address for info on parking around the Santa Monica Center.