Weekend Retreat Led By Carol Blotter

Friday November 1-Sunday November 3 at Show Me Dharma
Exploring The Third Noble Truth
The Buddha’s Four Noble Truths are the groundwork for all his teachings across all branches of Buddhism. Typically we spend a lot of time understanding – viscerally – the first which is that the problems of life seem to cause dukkha (suffering, being distressed and upset, being unhappy at times and so forth). We work to see experientially how suffering happens (the second truth) by using practices from the fourth. Somehow we trust that the third noble truth – that it is possible for suffering to cease – is true.
This retreat will explore a few facets of that truth. What is the cessation of dukkha? What does it mean? How do the two prongs of Wisdom and Love that our practices teach help lead us to that truth? How do we experience the cessation?
This retreat is appropriate for any skill level of meditation – from beginner to advanced. We all long for life to be a bit easier.
Retreat Details:
Cost: Sliding scale of $60-$100 depending on ability to pay. Scholarships are available. To request a scholarship, please contact the registrar, Tricia Straub.
Location: Show Me Dharma, 1600 West Broadway, Columbia, MO
Retreat Schedule:
Friday Night Free Public Talk 7:00-9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am-12:00 pm, with potluck lunch after retreat
About the Teacher: Carol Blotter has led more than 60 retreats across the United States and has taught over 75 classes in meditation. Her 25+ years practice and study has led to a blending of Insight (Vipassana) Meditation and non-duality teachings. She is the primary teacher of Chelsea Meditation Group in Chelsea, Michigan. Since 2004, Carol’s primary teacher has been Matthew Flickstein. She has studied under Matt for over 10 years, has been with him at over 60 weeklong retreats, has taken numerous teacher training programs and has co-led retreats with him. Carol initially studied Insight Meditation and Dzogchen with Barbara Brodsky, the founder of Deep Spring Center in Michigan. Carol has also been involved with the Quaker tradition since 1979. She has taught about some of the mystics influencing Quakerism as well as ways to resolve conflict through building unity and deep listening practices.
For more information, please call the registrar Tricia Straub at (573) 449-9789.

May my friends, family, and loved ones – all whom I hold dear –
be free from suffering and the roots of suffering.
May we be happy. May we be peaceful. May we be free.
May all beings be happy. May all beings be peaceful.May all here live with ease, free from suffering and the roots of suffering.
May we open to the joy within us, and be happy.
May we let go of the bounds of the heart-mind, awaken, and be free.


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