One day Silent
10am - 4.30pm
The aim of this day in silence is to get
a direct feeling for the practice of the four objects of
mindfulness, mainly focusing on the awareness of breath and
The whole day will be in silence, (no eye
contact or writing notes).
It will be up at the Memorial Shrine,
with the boundaries of the retreat extending to where the road is
roped off. (Not beyond the Ksitigarbha & little prayer wheel).
If you have questions, you can ask before the
first meditation session, or after the last session at
There will be chairs available if you
need to meditate sitting.
If you need to lie down to rest, you can do so on the verandah of the
* It is meant for the people who have attended
the talks on the Four Noble Truths and Four Mindfulnesses, or anybody else who
has done Vipassana or Insight meditation.
* You have to commit to come
for the full retreat: 10am - 4.30pm. It is not possible to
do only part of it.
* Bring your own lunch & drinks (you will be
up at the Memorial Shrine all day, and will not come down to the main part of
PUNCTUAL. Please plan to arrive at the Memorial Shrine by
9.50am to set up your cushion or
Call 831-462 8383 or reply to this
Ven Rita says:
"In order to avoid any unnessecary
distraction, we ask you to bring your own lunch and drinks. The simpler the
better, so we can focus on the practice instead of being caught up in
the food & drinks, and practice contentment with what we have.
Hope we are not scaring you off, but we
will be serious meditators that day, no fooling or playing around, only seeing
impermanence, suffering, and selflessness.
Be courageous and come and discover
those three charcteristics of our existence directly, in order to be
liberated from the suffering of samsara. No guarantee given that it will happen
that Saturday afternoon though!"
Arrive & set up seats.
10.50 walking meditation
11.30 sitting meditation
12.20 walking meditation
13.00 sitting meditation
14.00 lunch break
14.20 walking meditation
15.00 sitting meditation
15.50 walking meditation
16.30 sitting meditation
Spiritual Programme Coordinator
Land of Medicine Buddha
Soquel, CA 95073, USA