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Teacher: Bhante Gunaratana & the Monastic Community
This retreat is focused on the practice of loving friendliness. Traditionally, metta is cultivated along with compassion, sympathetic joy (rejoicing in the happiness of others) and equanimity. Through these practices we develop a loving heart, concentration, self-acceptance, fearlessness and happiness. These practices also establish our fundamental connectedness to all life. Bhante Gunaratana will offer the opening and closing talks during this retreat. Bhante Pannaratana and Bhante Jayasara will share in leading the other Dhamma talks and Q & A’s periods. Bhante Managala will be the Retreat Coordinator. All retreats are considered silent retreats with the exception of Dhamma talks, question and answer periods including optional teacher interviews.
Bhante Dhammaratana will be instructing those who will be taking the Lifetime Precepts and also teaching walking meditation. 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.