The Noble Eightfold Path

A Daylong Retreat with Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Saturday Feb 18, 2017

9:00am – 4:00pm



The Buddha saw that we are all on one path or another, with our actions leading to results that we often don’t anticipate. He taught the Noble Eightfold,path as a guide to ways of acting to find happiness both on the mundane level, in our day to,day life, and n the ultimate level, in finding release from all suffering. This daylong course will,discuss both levels of the path with an emphasis on how to apply a knowledge of the Buddha’s path to the choices the shape our own.

Cost: Retreat is offered on a Dana basis. Dana means generosity and is the Buddhist practice of giving to ones capacity. In keeping with traditional Buddhist principles, teachings which liberate are priceless and so no set fee is required making them accessible to all. Please CLICK HERE for more info on Dana. All monies will be split equally between Ajahn Geoff and Against the Stream.

Bring a lunch for yourself and something to share with Ajahn Geoff. In the Buddhist Monastic tradition Than Geoff depends completely on alms food and noon is his main meal. There will be a two-hour lunch break at 11..

Please CLICK HERE to let us know you will be coming to the daylong.

Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff) is an American monk of the Thai forest tradition. After graduating from Oberlin College in 1971 with a degree in European Intellectual History, he studied meditation under Ajaan Fuang Jotiko in Thailand and ordained in 1976. In 1991 he helped establish Metta Forest Monastery in San Diego, CA where he is the abbot. He is a prolific writer and translator. Many of his works can be found online at

This daylong will be held at 4300 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA. Click on the address for info on parking around the Melrose Center.