Start Date: Friday, December 21, 2012
End Date: Sunday, December 30, 2012
The focus of this year-end retreat will be “Taming the Mind, Opening the Heart.” When, through meditation, we are able to open our hearts to warmth and sympathy for ourselves and others as well as realize some degree of clarity and precision of awareness, we can discover a sense of freedom, well-being, and radiant joy. These qualities are not dependent upon external circumstances as they are inherent in our true nature.
Textual readings, group discussion periods, guided meditation, and alternate sitting and walking periods as well as functional silence will be practiced throughout the retreat.
At Aryaloka, we strive to make our programs available to everyone regardless of their financial circumstances. Our fee structure allows you to pay according to your means. The Sustaining price is for people comfortably paying their rent or mortgage, and who can afford the occasional meal out and movie. The Sustaining price level also helps Aryaloka offer lower prices to those who could otherwise not afford to attend. Any payment above this price is a tax-deductible donation. Mid-Level prices are for those who have a regular income and are paying their mortgage or rent. Prices at this level contribute to the range of Aryaloka’s operating costs. The Base-Levelprice is for those without an income or with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge. Those whose circumstances are not included above can call the office to arrange alternate pricing.
|Times:||7:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.|
|Fee:||Sliding Scale $600/500/400|
|Level:||Open to All|