Never Turn Away
By Frank Simons
Never Turn Away: Opening the Mind of Awakening, part 4, Honoring Contentment
Thu, Feb 12, 5:30 pm
Callejón Blanco 4
No charge, donations are gratefully accepted
The Meditation Center presents the Tricycle video retreat series Never Turn Away: Opening the Mind of Awakening, part 4, Honoring Contentment. Complaints about 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 old” by turning toward all our experience completely and openly. There will be an opportunity for discussion after the video. Thursday, February 12, 5:30pm, at the 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.