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“Just as a line drawn on water with a stick will quickly vanish and will not last long; even so, brahmins, is human life like a line drawn on water. It is short, limited, and brief; it is full of suffering. One should do good and live a pure life; for none who is born can escape death.”
~ The Buddha
AN 7:70

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Three Characteristics of Existence Retreat

Thursday, November 10 to Sunday, November 13, 2016
(3 nights)

This retreat is currently full.
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Teacher: Monastic Community

There are three characteristics, three marks, in all things animate or inanimate.  It is because of not understanding this we grasp things as they are mine, me or myself.  The three characteristics are impermanent, unsatisfactoriness and soulless respectively.  Vipassana means seeing these three.  When one sees these three is called seeing things as they really are.  The purpose of Buddhist meditation is to see things as they really are.  In retreat we talk and practice in order to understand these three characteristics of existence.  All retreats are considered silent retreats with the exception of Dhamma talks, question and answer periods including optional teacher interviews.


Registration opens at 3:00pm in the Dining Hall. Please arrive to allow enough time to complete registration here and settle in before the retreat begins. All retreats end after lunch on the last day.
Although every retreat is slightly different here is a typical retreat daily schedule.