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“This is the entire spiritual life, Ananda, that is, good friendship, good companionship, good comradeship. When a monk has a good friend, a good companion, a good comrade, it is to be expected that he will develop and cultivate the Noble Eightfold Path.”
~ The Buddha
SN 45:2

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Three Characteristics of Existence Retreat

Wednesday, September 20 to Sunday, September 24, 2017
(4 nights)

This retreat is currently full.
What does full mean?

Level: Any
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Teacher: Bhante Seelananda & the 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.  Bhante Seelananda along with Bhante Jayasara will share in leading the Dhamma talks and Q & A’s periods.


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.