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Detachment vs Non-Attachment: A Daylong Retreat with John Travis

Sunday, September 15, 2019, 4:30 PM

Registration The fee is on a sliding scale of $20 to $60, according to ability.  A few days prior to the retreat the minimum fee increases to $25. Please note that the registration does not include a donation for the teacher. You can donate to the teacher on the day of the event.   Until Tuesday, Sept. 10:    $20 to $60 After Tuesday, Sept. 10:    $25 to $60 Scholarships are available upon request.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.  Please contact the registrar, at julied.sbmg@gmail.com to arrange for financial assistance.  If you wish to pay at the door or via check to the registrar, those options are available to you on the payment information page after you click the green "Register" button, enter the desired money amount and click the green "Checkout" button.   This Retreat Turn off screen time ..... It's the difference of learning non-attachment as compared to detachment. In our lives, we try to move away from discomfort using detachment as a form. Buddhism teaches non-attachment that's not moving away from our problems but learning a means of feeling it yet allowing it to move through us without shutting down, running or attacking. The art of standing in the middle-the middle way.  The day will be mostly sitting, walking, a dharma talk, and questions. Mostly, it's just getting off your screen and some "letting go" time. Biography John Travis, a founding teacher for SBMG, has practiced meditation for over thirty years, including eight years of intensive work with senior teachers in Asia. He has taught Insight (Vipassana) Meditation for many years and has been actively involved in the development of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County where he is a member of the Teachers’ Council. He has also studied with Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. While he serves as the founder and senior teacher at Mountain Stream Meditation Center in Nevada City, John increasingly spends time in Asia, leading pilgrimages and engaged in long retreats. Visit John’s website at www.mtstream.org. In consideration of others, please refrain from wearing scented products at SBMG. Thank you for your kindness. Dana "Dana" is the Pali word for generosity and is the first paramita in Buddhism.  You will be invited to give an additional teacher donation on the day of the retreat to thank and honor the teacher yourself as these teachings are priceless and freely given by the teacher (meaning they don't charge a specific fee). The registration fee contributes to the rent, administrative costs, teacher travel, and material expenses for both this retreat as well as SBMG's ongoing Sunday Night programs.  Details to Consider Please try to arrive by 9:15 am to register and settle in.  Wear comfortable clothing, bring a covered mug or water bottle, bag lunch and your personal cushion if you have one. Chairs and cushions will be available at the retreat, as well as tea and hot water.  In the spirit of doing no harm, we ask that you refrain from using scented products that may affect others.  The Dharma Center is wheelchair accessible. SBMG hosts teachers from all Buddhist traditions at weekly meetings and monthly daylong retreats.  All have been welcome since 1991.  SBMG is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Please contact the retreat coordinator if you have any questions:  julied.sbmg@gmail.com

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