“In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away” – Shing Xiong

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

ten day retreat

When? Saturday, Sept 13-Tuesday, September 23 in 3 hour blocks: 9-12, 1-4, 6-9
Where? Room D Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine
How? Silent seated meditation or Quiet moving meditation - The perfect setting is not necessary for perfect meditation, perfect meditation is within afterall, but for these 3 hour blocks of time we will not be asked to do anything other than silent meditation in the form we each choose.
Why? This is over a break between quarters and the room is available. Meditation has numerous benefits and is both transformative and healing.
Who?  Kalyana has offered to conduct the retreat, and Yun Kim our CEO with Jaques Moramarco the Dean have offered the space for students and staff, friends and family of the Emperor's community.
Kalyana is an ordained Buddhist with roots in Zen and Theravada - www.greatdetermination.com, who began with TM trancendental meditation at age ten, took refuge in 2005 with Venerable Shoken Winecoff, and took novice ordination in 2008 with Venerable Dr. Karuna Dharma and fully ordained in 2012 with Venerable Daikai Madika WarEagle, bhikkhuni.
How much?The retreat is Free but Donations are encouraged to support the Learning Garden where many traditional oriental medicinal plants are lovingly cultivated and maintained so that we can interact with them in a natural living state of being. Donations can be monetary - this will go toward tools, material, seed or stock, or time spent actually weeding and watering.

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