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Half Day Retreat Hosted by Mark & Veletta

  • Nov 3, 2013 · 9:45 AM
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PLEASE NOTE: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS AT MIDNIGHT ON NOV. 3! DON'T FORGET TO CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS/WATCHES! :-D 

A period of intensive insight meditation practice has a long history of helping individuals foster wisdom, compassion, equanimity and peace. A retreat with others may also energize and deepen mindfulness, as well as help to strengthen a sense of sangha (community of spiritual friends).

With these things in mind, we would like to, whenever possible, provide a free monthly half day meditation retreat for those wishing to deepen their mindfulness practice. The location is a private residence in an ideal setting for meditation and a great place to enjoy the beauty of the North Georgia mountains. All you need to bring is a cushion or bench and the willingness to unplug from your hectic life for a few hours.
Directions to the retreat site and meeting agenda are below.


09:45-10:00 - Meditation Instruction

10:00 – 10:10 - Welcome/Introductions

10:10 – 10:40 - Sitting

10:40 – 11:00 - Walking

11:00 – 11:30 - Sitting

11:30 – 11:50 - Walking

11:50 – 12:20 - Sitting

12:20 – 12:40 - Walking

12:40 – 1:10 - Sitting

1:10 – 1:30 - Walking

1:30 – 2:00 - Sitting

2:00 – 3:00 - Light Vegetarian Lunch

 

If you have questions, call Mark and Veletta at[masked] or[masked]-8061.

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  • Manish

    Beautiful day made even more so by the loving people in the lap of nature. Thank you, Mark and Veletta, for the warm welcome, great food and wonderful opportunity to sit with great folks. And please say my hi to that attention hungry friendly little fur ball. :)

    November 3, 2013

  • mark

    Beautiful, cool day with lots of warm friends. Thanks to all that came to visit and enjoyed the great fall color.

    November 3, 2013

  • Kitty J.

    Wonderful day! Great to see everybody, enjoy nature's fall beauty. Thanks, Mark and Veletta, as always.

    November 3, 2013

  • Lauren R.

    Will not very able to attend with guests as planned. Hope to make it next time. Wish everyone a wonderful day!

    November 3, 2013

  • Joel G

    Yet again, I'll have to miss--Fall Family Camping for my kids' Webelos troop. Ack.

    October 17, 2013

  • Joel G

    Thanks, Han! Posted this on our Facebook page...

    October 17, 2013

  • Han K

    FYI, Great Zen Master Seung Sahn's linage monk Hyon Gak is coming to Jun Dung Sa buddhist temple at 900 Beaver Ruin Rd. Lilburn, GA this Sunday. English service is scheduled at 3pm, mainly targeting young adults, but I would expect the teaching would be exceptional. Let me know if you have any question.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seung_Sahn

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTCogarppGs

    More dharma talks on Bodhidharma and Diamond Sutra are available on Youtube.

    October 16, 2013

  • Lauren R.

    So excited to make the entire event this time :)

    October 9, 2013

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