The Five Remembrances
August 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm PDT
A Daylong Retreat with Mary Stancavage
Saturday, August 19, 2017
10:00am – 4:30pm; Melrose Center
The Five Remembrances:
I am subject to aging. Aging is unavoidable.
I am subject to illness. Illness is unavoidable.
I am subject to death. Death is unavoidable.
I will grow different, separate from all that is dear and appealing to me.
I am the owner of my actions…and live dependent on my actions. Whatever I do, for good or for evil, to that will I fall heir.
The Buddha offered us these five remembrances as a way of connecting to our mortality and as an antidote to clinging. However we are not used to thinking about such things and denial of them is much more common, especially in this culture. We often encounter a lot of fear when we do bring them to mind. In this daylong we will spend time sitting with our own impermanence and begin our journey towards embracing it by contemplating these remembrances and our own response to them.
There will be sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks and conversation. Suitable for all levels of practitioner.
Sliding Scale: $35 – $75, 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.
Mary Stancavage has practiced meditation, yoga, and cultivated a spiritual practice for over 30 years. She began studying with Noah Levine in 2005, and in 2009 completed his first teacher training program. She currently serves as Director of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. In January 2016 she became Executive Director of the Mind Body Awareness Project. She has taught meditation at recovery centers in Los Angeles, has co-facilitated Year-to-Live groups since 2008, and has a weekly class at ATS. She completed the Buddhist Chaplaincy Program at the Sati Center and served as volunteer chaplain at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. Mary sits on the board of the Buddhist Insight Network and CLUE-LA. In addition, Mary has a Masters from UCLA, and worked as an archaeologist in the Middle East.
This class will be held at 4300 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029. Click on the address for info on parking around the Melrose Center.