This event has been cancelled
led by Robert Hodge MD
Friday April 3-Sunday April 5
The Buddha was a specialist in suffering just as a physician specializes in specific disease. “What I teach now as before, O monks, is suffering and the cessation of suffering.” In his prescription for happiness (The Eightfold Path), he stated three skillful intentions to adopt: letting go, loving-kindness and compassion. In this retreat, we will be exploring the first intention, letting go, the abandoning of our attachments (clinging). The Buddha stated that when we let go of clinging, suffering ceases. Through the practice of mindfulness, we can discover how to let go and be free.
Retreat Schedule: Free Public Talk Friday April 3, 7:00-8:30 pm,
Saturday April 4, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday, April 5, 9:00 am-12:00 noon with potluck lunch after the retreat
Location: Friday night and Saturday held in Fillmore Room at Unity of Columbia, Sunday morning and potluck held at Show Me Dharma
Cost: Sliding scale of $65-$100 depending on ability to pay. Scholarships are available. To request a scholarship, please contact the registrar, Karen Hodges.
About the teacher:Bob is the founder and principle dharma teacher at White Hall Meditation, Charlottesville, Virginia. He returned to Virginia in 2013 after 16 years in Columbia, Missouri. In addition to his professional internal medicine career at the University of Missouri, he was an Insight Meditation teacher at Show Me Dharma. He has studied under Matt Flickstein and the late Ginny Morgan, in addition to attending numerous meditation retreats and teacher-training courses. He has also served on the faculty of medicine at the University of Virginia.
For more information, please contact registrar
Karen Hodges at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (573) 999-3649