Calming the Restless Mind: A Daylong Patience and Mindfulness Retreat

Saturday May 11th 2019, 10am – 4:30pm
at Rising Fawn Gardens, GA
Retreat Cost: $35 registration fee plus Dana for the teacher
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This retreat will focus on cultivation of Mindfulness and Patience.

“The practice of patience guards us against losing our presence of mind. It enables us to remain undisturbed, even when the situation is really difficult. It gives us a certain amount of inner peace, which allows us some self-control, so that we can choose to respond to situations in an appropriate and compassionate manner, rather than being driven by our disturbing emotions.”
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

The retreat will be held in noble silence and will include alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, mindful movement, instructions and reflections, with a mid-day lunch break to practice mindful eating. The schedule will also include an optional discussion period to reflect on how to skillfully apply the wisdom of the practice in our daily life. This retreat is suitable for all levels of practice, however some meditation experience is suggested.

The silence will end at 4pm and we will finish with a half-hour dedicated to questions.

Bring your lunch, wear comfortable clothing, and bring any appropriate props you will need for your sitting meditation practice.  Rising Fawn has yoga mats, large bolsters and blankets.

We’ll be gathering at the Yoga House at Rising Fawn Gardens, Georgia. This beautiful 600-acre farm is nestled between the natural boundaries of Lookout Creek and the western slope of Lookout Mountain.

There will be an opportunity to offer Dana to the teacher at the end of the retreat(financial contributions in the form of a check or cash).

Dana is the time-honored etic and tradition of expressing gratitude through generosity that Janka is dedicated to keeping alive by freely offering the teachings, and her guidance. What this means is that she receives no compensation for teaching retreats, and relies instead on the generosity of retreat participants.

Read more about dana practice.
Read more about wisdom of giving.

There are two work-study scholarships available for those in need. Please call Janka at 423-488-5406 to inquire.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the retreat.

 


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