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Celebrating the Three Jewels: Awakening Truth and Community. A Meditation on the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT

A Half Day Retreat with Howard Cohn.

Everyone is looking for a place of safety and rest in the midst of an uncertain, often chaotic and confusing life. The Buddha’s teaching and practices remind us that we can rediscover a sense of well being within our own nature , a way of living in harmony with life and a welcoming community of support. Let’s fulfill and celebrate our highest aspirations in a safe and silent half-day meditation retreat. There will be opportunities to speak about your meditation experiences along with systematic meditation instructions that follow the map of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. Lovingkindness Meditation will also be offered. The retreat is suitable for new and experienced meditators.

Join Howard Cohn for a wonderful opportunity for a half-day of meditation practice. This half-daylong retreat will offer alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, instruction in mindfulness practice, Dharma talks, and opportunity for questions and answers. It is open to both beginning and experienced practitioners.

Open to all.

Cost: $35-70 sliding scale, plus dana (donation) to support the teacher. Scholarships are available. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Please register at the door. 

Howard Cohn, has led the Mission Dharma sitting group in San Francisco for over 25 years. He has practiced meditation since 1972, has led vipassana retreats since 1985, and is a senior teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Howie is known by his students for his kindheartedness and warm sense of humor. Howie has studied with many Asian and western teachers of several traditions, including Theravada, Zen, Dzogchen and Advaita Vedanta, and has been strongly influenced by contact with the Indian master H.W.L. Poonja. He has done postgraduate work in East/West Psychology and has a private counseling practice.


August 19
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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