Begins: Sept. 1st (Friday) at 7:00 pm Ends: Sept. 4th (Monday) at 4:00 pm Place: Kuan Yin Hall Registration time: Sept. 1st at 5:00 pm
The Abhidhamma retreat of 2017 will examine chapter 14 of the Visuddhimagga, which deals with the five aggregates, the primary scheme into which the Buddha classifies bodily and mental phenomena. This retreat will help students gain a deeper understanding of the five aggregates and thereby to understand more clearly the nature of their own body and mind. Understanding the five aggregates is an essential step on the path of insight into the selfless nature of all conditioned things.
The retreat will begin on Friday evening, September 1st and continue through the afternoon of Monday, September 4th. It is recommended that students obtain copies of A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma and The Path of Purification. Free versions of both books are available online. The Comprehensive Manual may be downloaded here. The Path of Purification is here. Paper copies of both books may be purchased from Pariyatti.org.
Prior attendance at the earlier retreats is not required to register for this retreat. The retreat will include lectures and discussion periods, question and answer sessions, and five periods of meditation each day.
Call: (845) 225-1819 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
There is no fixed fee. Donations (Dana) are welcome to support your practice while on retreat.