Meeting the Five Hidrances
By Frank Simons
The Meditation Center presents the Tricycle video retreat series Never Turn Away: Opening the Mind of Awakening, part 1, “Meeting the Five Hindrances.” Complaints over the monotony of our daily routines—wake, work, sleep, repeat—are endemic to modern life. Yet far more important than the habits of our actions are the habits of our minds: we react time and time again in the same old limited, predictable ways, getting dragged deeper into the very patterns we want to move away from. In this retreat, the Thai forest nuns, Ayya Santacitta and Ayya Anandabodhi, show us how to abandon the “same ‘ol” by turning toward all our experience completely and openly. There will be an opportunity for discussion after the video.
Opening the Mind of Awakening
Thu, Jan 22, 5:30pm
The Meditation Center
Callejón Blanco 4
Ayya Santacitta and Ayya Anandabodhi have been nuns for over 20 years. Together they run Aloka Vihara, a training monastery for women in the Sierra foothills of California.
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Thursday, January 22, 5:30pm, at the Center, Callejón Blanco 4.