The Noble Truth of Freedom: Insight that Destroys Suffering

A Daylong with Chris Crotty 

September 25, 2016

10am – 5pm

Santa Monica 


Through insight meditation we calm the mind and investigate the root cause of suffering.  Genuine freedom we learn, is not a complicated path, despite the confusion we experience in our own life.  The depth of the Buddha’s liberation teachings are in their simplicity: radical transformation is found in our capacity to be with experience as it is; we don’t need to change anything! This day-long retreat will explore the highest ideal of Buddhist teachings – freedom from suffering – through simple meditation techniques and an emphasis on ease and self-acceptance.

Beginners and experienced practitioners welcome.

Retreat will include guided meditation, silence, and discussion with an opportunity to ask questions.

COST: 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.

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Chris Crotty is a Buddhist teacher, poet, and adjunct professor in alternative medicine.  He is the guiding teacher at Against the Stream Boston.  He completed teacher training with Noah Levine and Vinny Ferraro in 2015 and was endorsed to teach metta and vipassana by Sayadaw U Indaka in 2016.  Chris combines a gentle teaching style with a strong encouragement toward rigorous personal growth.  –

This daylong will be held at 1001a Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA. Click on the address for info on parking around the Santa Monica Center.