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Sharp Wisdom in the Hands of Soft Compassion

Friday, November 15, 6:30pm - Sunday, November 17, 2:00pm

Arrival and Registration: 5-6:30pm (Dinner served at 6:30pm)

The cultivation of the virtuous skills of wisdom and compassion – respectively, the depth and breadth of Buddhist practice – is a hallmark of the tradition. The complex yet beautiful blend of these two skills manifests in an attitude of “loving all beings even though we know they are ultimately empty of their own independent existence.” 

Our retreat, led by Professor David Gardiner, will explore how the Buddhist tradition lays out ways to effectively engage these two forces together. 

This retreat is open to anyone, whether new to Buddhism or experienced.

The Sisters House –

A two-story Tudor style home that the Nuns lived in when the Abbey was a working monastery.

 Cost: $170 for a shared, double room; $195 for a single. All bathrooms are shared. 

Includes 2 nights of lodging, vegetarian meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch, and handouts. Meditation cushions available. 

We will have the Abbey complex’s Sisters’ House to ourselves for the weekend. 

 Please RSVP by Monday, October 14, together with a $50 deposit, to ensure that we meet the minimum of 15 participants. (Once the minimum is met, we will continue to take participants until November 7.) 

You can send checks payable to BodhiMind Center to 1316B Pikes Peak Ave., Colo. Spgs., CO 80904.

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