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Sudden Awakening, Gradual Cultivation

11 June 2022
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Sudden Awakening, Gradual Cultivation

Saturday, June 11 | 10 am – 3 pm EDT | Upper West Side, NYC

The Buddha taught a path to freedom from stress, a practical path with sudden insights and a dedicated willingness to engage again and again.  Going on retreat is a sacred pause from daily activities, a time to rest, restore, and nourish the seeds of wisdom within.  

This day of retreat with Bart van Melik and Vera Ruangtragool will be an opportunity to deepen our practice of bringing kind awareness to moving, sitting, and engaging in reflections and questions.

Schedule

We will begin practice promptly at 10 am. We will break for a 1-hour lunch at noon and end at 3 pm.

Generosity

Recommended Donation: $50

This amount is recommended to cover the cost of the space rental and to ensure that teachers and staff can be paid for their time. If you can, please consider donating more to support those who cannot afford this amount. Your generosity supports CMC’s ability to freely offer the teachings. 

Without the cost of membership or admission fee, the teachings are freely offered to all. Your donation enables CMC to support our teachers and offer special events such as this. Please consider offering dana (generosity) to support this event and your Community Meditation Center.

Retreat Details

Health and Safety

In consideration for the health and welfare of the community, all attendees will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination and at least 1 booster. All attendees will be required to wear a mask over both the mouth and nose. Capacity will also be limited to the first 65 registrants, at which point, we will open a waiting list.

Windows will be open for ventilation; attendees are encouraged to bring an additional layer for warmth.

Schedule

We will begin practice promptly at 10 am. There will be a 1-hour break for lunch at noon. We will begin again at 1 pm and end by 3 pm.

Please note: No one is permitted to eat or drink in the space. Attendees must consume lunch elsewhere.

Cell Phone Policy

Attendees are expected to silence their phones at minimum. Shutting down phones or putting them on airplane mode is encouraged. Out of respect for everyone’s practice, attendees are expected to not interact with their phones during practice. If something arises, attendees must limit phone interactions to the hallway or other spaces outside of the meditation hall.

Technical Difficulties

If you are having difficulty reserving your ticket, try registering using the link below:

If that doesn’t work, please email cmcnewyork1@gmail.com.

“I will be forever grateful for the weekly dharma teachings. What a gift. Each teaching is so rich and I look forward to every one.” 

Sunday sessions: 10:30 AM–Noon Eastern Time

Wednesday sessions:  6:30–7:30 PM Eastern Time

No registration required

PLEASE NOTE:
In consideration of the health and welfare of the entire community CMC is temporarily offering Sunday and Wednesday sessions via a virtual method.
See the Calendar page for details.
PLEASE NOTE:
In consideration of the health and welfare of the entire community CMC is temporarily offering Sunday and Wednesday sessions via a virtual method.
See the Calendar page for details.
 

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