"The Four Kinds of Courage" with Dhammadipa

  • 17 Aug 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 3420 W. Hospital Ave. Suite 102 Chamblee, GA 30341
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The Four Kinds of Courage

Ven. Dhammadipa

Saturday August 17, 2019


Description

Meditation practice fosters an inner courage that brings clarity and strength to both our understanding of ourselves and our intimacy in relationships. There are four kinds of courage that can be discovered and cultivated through practice, and this daylong retreat will explore each of them, as well as provide a framework for continuing to engage with courage in your life off the meditation seat. Visiting Teacher Dhammadipa will give teachings on these four: the courage to be upright, the courage to be kind, the courage to rest in emptiness, the courage to be liberated. Join us for a day of sitting, walking meditation, two Dharma talks, and a community meal.

Teacher Bio

Dhammadipa, also known as Konin, is a resident nun at Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery. She went forth as a samaneri after 31 years of Buddhist practice. She has received Dharma Transmission in the Shunryu Suzuki lineage of Soto Zen Buddhism, after having been ordained a Zen nun in 2007 by Sekkei Harada Roshi. Dhammadipa teaches the Dharma in English and in Spanish, an expression of her American and Latin heritage. She is trained as an inter-faith chaplain, and has provided spiritual care in both hospital and hospice settings. Dhammadipa earned an MBA and worked in finance for many years before becoming a full-time practitioner. She greatly enjoys her relationship with her adult daughter, and sewing. Dhammadipa's teaching website can be found at www.Dhamma-dipa.com.

Practices
We will begin Friday with an orientation to practice. If you are new to meditation practice and find the sitting periods too difficult, you are welcome to quietly take a break. Scheduled breaks are short due to the limited space; if you need extra time please take it when you need it. 

Please maintain silence. 

Please do not wear fragrances. 

Facility
This retreat will be held at our main locaton in Chamblee. more...

We have plenty of floor cushions and chairs. OR, if you prefer your own you may bring a cushion or chair. 

Lunch
Vegetarian lunch will be provided with any grains or dairy on the side.

Cost and Dana

To secure a place on the retreat, we ask you to make a donation of $20, 100% of which will be directed as dana (generosity) to the teacher. While this will not be a significant amount for the teacher and we ask you to consider a more substantial donation at the retreat, personal finances and dana are never a barrier to receiving the dharma with Red Clay Sangha, and full scholarships are available from our accumulated fund.

Financial Assistance 

We would like for every one to be able to attend regardless of ability to pay. To achieve this goal, we need those who are able to contribute into a fund to help pay for those who are unable. This gives everyone the opportunity to practice generosity together.

All funds collected for this purpose will be divided equally between those who have requested them. You will be notified no later than 1 week prior to the retreat if there are insufficient funds to meet your request.

Payment and Cancellation

Full payment is required two weeks prior to the retreat to guarantee your spot. If payment or scholarship request has not been received, RCS reserves the right to fill spaces from any waiting list.

Cancellations at least two weeks prior to the retreat will be fully refunded. After this date, full refunds will be given only if the spot can be filled from the waiting list. No refunds will be made for cancellations less than two days prior to the retreat.

Schedule

8:00 am - 8:30 am ~ Basic meditation instruction and guidance for supportive postures (optional)

8:30 am - 9:00 am ~ Arrivals

9:00 am - 9:45 am ~ Dharma talk followed by guided sitting meditation

9:45 am - 10:15 am ~ Walking meditation

10:15 am - 11:00 am ~ Silent sitting meditation

11:00 am - 11:45 am ~ Open sitting ~ option to sit, walk, or rest

11:45 am - 1:00 pm ~ Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm ~ Dharma talk

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm ~ Gentle qi gong or walking meditation

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm ~ Silent sitting meditation ** Meetings with the Teacher, upon request

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm ~ Walking meditation

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm ~ Silent sitting meditation

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm ~ Dedication and closing

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