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The Seven Factors of Awakening: A Weekend Retreat with Ajahn Nisabho (In-person in Twisp, WA)

Join Ajahn Nisabho for two days of meditation and teachings, 9 am – 5 pm on Saturday, June 24th, and Sunday, June 25th, at the Twisp Valley Grange in Twisp, WA (344 W 2nd Ave, Twisp, WA).

Beginning with mindfulness and ending with equipoise, the Seven Factors of Awakening, or bojjhaṅgā, represent aids to the bright and balanced mind. Relying on more than a decade of practice in the Thai Forest tradition, Ajahn Nisabho describes how to cultivate these qualities in formal practice and daily life, emphasizing breath meditation as a basis.

To learn about future monastic teachings in the area, check out the website and newsletter of Cascade Hermitage, the event’s host and a nascent monastic retreat in the Winthrop, WA. 

To register, email Sarah Conover [email protected]. In your email, you may ask about convenient places to stay, as well as potential rideshares.

Note: People may come for one day if unable to attend the full two. On Sunday, those coming from out-of-town may leave at 3:30 pm in order to have time to return home.

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: Potluck lunch
12:30 – 1 pm: Rest/ free time
1 – 1:30 pm:
 Dhamma talk
1:30 – 2 pm: Group Q&A
2 – 3:30: Walking & sitting meditation (and individual interviews)
3:30 – 4 pm: Group Q&A
4 – 4:30 pm: Walking & sitting meditation (and individual interviews)
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 may bring a dish for a potluck lunch!

What to Bring

  • A meditation cushion (some spare cushions and chairs are available for sitting at the venue)
  • A blanket if you get chilly sitting still
  • A dish for a shared meal!
  • Your intention to practice in community!

Covid Policy
Vaccinations: Recommended but we will not be verifying immunization status.
Masks: Optional. We ask everyone to respect each person’s decision to wear or not wear a mask. Individuals may socially distance as desired. We are following current Washington State recommendations. We will adjust as needed in the future.

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
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

Jun 24 - 25 2023

Time

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jun 24 - 25 2023
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Twisp Valley Grange (Twisp, WA)
344 W 2nd Ave, Twisp, 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.