Calming the Restless Mind: A Daylong Patience and Mindfulness Retreat with Janka
Saturday, October 8th, 2022, 10 am – 4:30 pm
at Rising Fawn Gardens, GA
Retreat Cost: $40 registration fee plus Dana* for the teacher
This retreat will focus on the 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.
Bring your lunch and any appropriate props you will need for your sitting meditation practice. Rising Fawn has chairs, large bolsters, and blankets. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes for walking outside.
*Dana is a practice of expressing gratitude through generosity. Dana or generosity, the practice of giving and receiving, is the heart and foundation of the Buddhist path. The Buddha taught generosity as a means of liberating our hearts, transforming clinging and encouraging non-attachment.
Janka is dedicated to offering the teachings, and her guidance freely. What this means is that she receives no compensation for teaching retreats and relies instead on the generosity of retreat participants. There will be an opportunity to offer Dana to Janka at the end of the retreat.
There is one work-study scholarship available for those in need. Please contact Janka to inquire or if you have any questions about the retreat.