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Buddhist Support to Assist Release of Trauma

September 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

A Daylong Retreat with Amma Thanasanti.

The Buddhist tradition offers many tools and perspectives that can help you to release trauma. Our focus will be on Buddhist practices and perspectives and are designed to augment any other supports you have to release trauma. We will focus on the following:

Establishing refuge

Affirming integrity as a container

Understanding the role of community

Appropriate focusing

Bringing loving kindness to your experience

Feeling relaxation in your body

Big mind and pervasive awareness/love

We will practice wise use of Buddhist teachings in relationship to trauma. For example, it is common to be asked to sustain attention on unpleasant sensations and to sit still for long periods of time. This approach may be activating if you are dealing with trauma. We will explore supports found in traditional Buddhist teachings that will bring confidence, ease and well being and offer discernment in addressing body and mind activation.

The Buddha taught that the the key to happiness is release. This release is experienced in the body, heart and mind. We know it when we are not driven by a relentless insistence that life in this moment be other than it is.

Bring a lunch for yourself. Kindly come fragrance free out of compassion for those with chemical sensitivities.


Open to all.


$100 Plus Monthly Supporters attend for no cost. TO RSVP AS A MONTHLY SUPPORTER, CLICK HERE.

Please CLICK HERE for more info on our Monthly Supporter program.

Cost: $35-75 sliding scale, plus dana (donation) to support the teacher. Scholarships are available. No one turned away for lack of funds.



Amma Ṭhanasanti is the founder and Spiritual Director of Awakening Truth. She is a California born spiritual teacher dedicated to serving all beings. She has been committed to awakening since she first encountered the Dharma in 1979. As a former Buddhist nun of 26 years, she combines the precision and rigor of the Ajahn Chah Forest Tradition and a passion for wholeness.

Amma has been teaching intensive meditation retreats 1995. She invites you to pause and inquire into the truth of the present moment; to see what is liberating at the core of your human condition and integrate that into your daily life.


September 2, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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