Home Events Rapture, Reality, & the Joyful Heart: A Daylong Meditation Retreat in Spokane, WA (In-Person)

Rapture, Reality, & the Joyful Heart: A Daylong Meditation Retreat in Spokane, WA (In-Person)

Join Ajahn Nisabho for a day of meditation and teachings, 9 am – 5 pm on Saturday, July 6th, at Harmony Woods Retreat Center outside of Spokane, WA (11507 S Keeney Rd, Spokane, WA). Note that Clear Mountain’s weekly Saturday gathering in Seattle will still be held as usual.

The Buddha repeatedly advised us to cultivate joy as a support for a strong practice, happy heart, and lucid awareness. Despite this, modern practitioners often find their meditations dry, let down by narrow techniques that fail to interest their active minds. By cultivating breath and loving-kindness meditation, we brighten the mind so it can clearly see the reality of impermanence, holding it all in alongside the joyful heart.

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Schedule
9 – 10 am: Brief welcome, introduction, & guided meditation.
10 – 10:30 am: Dhamma talk
10:30 – 11:30 am: Sitting & walking meditation
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Meal Time
12:30 – 1:00 pm: Rest/ free time
1:00 – 1:30 pm:
Sitting Meditation
1:30 – 2:00 pm: Dhamma Talk
2:00 – 3:30 Walking & sitting meditation (and group interviews)
3:30 – 4:00 pm: Group Q&A
4 – 4:30 pm: Walking & sitting meditation
4:30 – 5 pm: Closing comments, and spreading blessings
5 – 6 pm: Informal Teatime, clean-up, and general hobnobbing with old and new friends!

Meal
Participants should bring their own packed lunch. Those that want may also may bring a small item to offer for the monastic’s meal.

What to Bring
– A meditation cushion if you have one (some spare cushions and chairs are available for sitting at the venue)
– A packed lunch.
– Your intention to practice in community!

Donations
All teachings are offered completely free of charge, with no expectation of anything in return. However, those attendees who feel inspired to donate may do so at the event or visiting Friends of Clear Mountain. Such contributions help support future offerings and the growth of Dhamma.

Biographies
Ajahn Nisabho
After finishing college in 2012, Ajahn Nisabho left his native Washington to go forth as a Buddhist monk in Thailand. He received full ordination the following spring under Ajahn Anan, a senior disciple of renowned meditation master, Ajahn Chah, and spent the following years training in forest monasteries throughout Thailand, Australia, and the US. While staying with some of the lineage’s most respected teachers, he grew to believe the Thai Forest Tradition’s balance of communal life with solitary forest dwelling, careful adherence to the monastic precepts, and focus on meditation represented a faithful embodiment of the original Buddhist path. Moreover, his time with contemporary masters such as Ajahn Anan, Ajahn Pasanno, and Ajahn Jayasaro, convinced him that such a path could yield great fruit in the heart even amidst the complexities of modern life. He currently resides in Seattle as part of Clear Mountain Monastery’s aspiration.

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Date

Jul 06 2024

Time

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jul 06 2024
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Harmony Woods Retreat Center, Spokane WA
Harmony Woods Retreat Center, Spokane WA
Category

Speaker

  • Ajahn Nisabho
    Ajahn Nisabho

    After finishing college in 2012, Ajahn Nisabho left his native Washington to go forth as a Buddhist monk in Thailand. He received full ordination the following spring under Ajahn Anan, a senior disciple of renowned meditation master, Ajahn Chah, and spent the following years training in forest monasteries throughout Thailand, Australia, and the US. While staying with some of the lineage’s most respected teachers, he grew to believe the Thai Forest Tradition’s balance of communal life with solitary forest dwelling, careful adherence to the monastic precepts, and focus on meditation represented a faithful embodiment of the original Buddhist path. Moreover, his time with contemporary masters such as Ajahn Anan, Ajahn Pasanno, and Ajahn Jayasaro, convinced him that such a path could yield great fruit in the heart even amidst the complexities of modern life.

    In 2020, after nearly eight years in robes, Ajahn Nisabho returned to the Northwest hoping to help establish a refuge of Dhamma and practice near Seattle.