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Daylong Retreat with Diana Winston

The Bodhisattva is a being whose life is dedicated to waking up for the sake of all beings. It may seem like an ideal that’s out of our grasp, but the truth is, everyone who is drawn to it can commit to taking Bodhisattva Vows –to live life with wisdom and compassion to benefit all.

In this day, we will explore the Bodhisattva ideal and vows we can take to bring our practice to a new level — whether it is to commit more rigorously to our spiritual life, or to vow to live and serve for the benefit of all beings. The day of sitting, walking, reflection, and dialogue will end with a ceremony where we will publicly take Bodhisattva Vows.

Cost: $50 plus the opportunity to offer dana to the teacher.

Scholarships and work-study are available. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Diana Winston is the Director of Mindfulness Education at the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. She has been a Buddhist teacher since 1999, a member of the Spirit Rock Teacher’s Council, and was the founder of the Buddhist Alliance for Social Engagement, a Buddhist volunteer corps. She has practiced meditation since 1989, including year as Buddhist nun in Burma. She is the author with Susan Smalley of the just released Fully Present: The Science Art and Practice of Mindfulness, and Wide Awake: A Buddhist Guide for Teens. She is also a new mom. www.dianawinston.com

Please pack a brown bag lunch.

http://www.againstthestream.org/diana-winston-daylong
Questions about this event? Please call us at 323.665.4300

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