Four Noble Truths Retreat
What does Any mean?
Teacher: Bhante Gunaratana & the Monastic Community
The Four Noble Truths express the basic orientation of Buddhism: we crave and cling to impermanent states and things, which is dukkha, incapable of satisfying and painful. This keeps us caught in samsara, the endless cycle of repeated rebirth, dukkha and dying again. But there is a way to reach real happiness and to end this cycle, namely following the eightfold path. Bhante Gunaratana and the monastic community, Bhante Mangala, Bhante Pannaratana and Bhante Jayasara will share in leading the Dhamma talks and Q & A’s periods.
Bhante Dhammaratana will be instructing those who will be taking the Lifetime Precepts. When you arrive at Bhavana to complete your registration, please let the Retreat Coordinator know you will be participating in the Lifetime Precepts Ceremony. If you are undecided, during interview sessions, you may speak with a senior monastic about any questions you may have about the process.