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Altruistic Service as Spiritual Practice: An Afternoon Retreat
Sat, 5 November 2016, 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
ALTRUISTIC SERVICE AS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
taught by Daryl Lynn Ross
Many people begin meditation practice because they themselves are suffering, and have begun to look inward to find the causes. Recognizing that our own heart's longing and fear, aspiration and love are alive in human beings everywhere is a development in meditation practice and is an insight into our connection with life; seeing the universality of our core experiences is an important deepening. Generosity, kindness and compassion enacted through service to others enriches our understanding, opens our heart and brings healing to the world.
This afternoon retreat will be a nourishing and strengthening time to deepen in meditation, find joy and refreshment and rest in the silence. Meditation instruction and practice, teaching and discussion and guided lovingkindness practice will all be included.
Everyone is welcome: beginners and more experienced practitioners. Space is limited! This event will be limited to 32 participants.
The teachings and instructions will be given in English. Questions and comments in French are welcome.
Cost: Sliding scale: $25 (student/ unemployed/ retired) - $35 (regular price) - $50 (supporter) + dana (donation) to the teacher. TNI is dedicated to offering affordable rates to all. Our sliding scale fees allow retreatants to pay according to their financial means. Donations to Daryl to support her teaching practice will be invited at the end of the day.
What to bring: Cushions and blankets are provided. If you prefer to sit on a bench, please bring your own. Wear comfortable clothing. If you wish, you may bring a light snack to have during the tea break.
Cancellation fee: You may cancel and receive a reimbursement of your registration fee up to 48 hours before the event begins. Please inform us as soon as possible if you need to cancel.
Please arrive at 12:15pm.
About the teacher:
Daryl Lynn Ross lives and transmits the Buddhist teachings from the heart with a sensitivity to the unique path of each person. She has taught meditation for over 30 years and is grateful to have teachers and mentors from several Buddhist and other traditions, including mystical Christian. For 22 years as a University Chaplain at Concordia U in Montreal she offered meditation practices and spiritual leadership.
Co-founder and guiding teacher for True North Insight Meditation, Canada since 2003, Daryl teaches local groups and intensive courses, mentors and counsels in personal meetings and enjoys offering a wide range of retreats. She is known for her clear, gentle, compassionate approach which is both accessible and profound.