WEEKEND RETREAT: Limitless Good Will with Bhante Jayasara
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Metta, or limitless goodwill, is a practice of uprooting hatred, anger, and resentment in our mind and is an integral part of Buddhist practice. Being able to abide with a mind of goodwill towards all beings brings benefits not only to our own lives, but the world around us. Come learn the most ancient methods of metta cultivation to deepen your overall practice, as well as how to live the metta ideal in all aspects of your daily life.
ABOUT THE TEACHER: Bhikkhu Jayasāra (“Bhante J”) is an American Buddhist monastic who currently resides at Bhavana Society of West Virginia. He was born in 1978 and raised Catholic. He started practicing meditation in 2005 and officially took refuge and precepts to become a practicing Buddhist lay disciple on Vesak in 2008. In 2011 he took the Eight Lifetime Precepts with Bhante Gunaratana and was given the name Jayantha. He moved to Bhavana Society in September 2014, became an Anagarika (postulant) in March 2015, became a Sāmaṇera (novice monk) in October of 2015, and a Bhikkhu (fully ordained monk) in October 2016. This retreat is a silent retreat. Advance registration is required for all participants. Attendance is required for the duration of the entire retreat. Registration to this retreat (or Eventbrite Ticket) does not reserve you a spot. A confirmation email will be sent to participants who have signed-up and completed all registration steps below, once their application has been approved by management. All others are to be considered on a waiting list. If you register to stay overnight and decide not to attend, please inform us as soon as possible, so another person on the waiting list may come in your place.
HOW TO REGISTER:
- SIGN-UP FOR YOUR PREFERRED EVENTBRITE TICKET
- FILL-IN THE RETREAT FORM
- WAIT FOR CONFIRMATION EMAIL FROM MANAGEMENT
- BEFORE THE RETREAT YOU WILL RECEIVE SCHEDULE AND WHAT TO BRING There is no price tag to participate in this retreat, because it is offered on a Dana (generosity) basis: please donate what you can and what you wish in order to make the program available to other people. Please note that if you register and do not attend without giving us sufficient notice, you may be blacklisted from future events.