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Retreat: Meditations on the Six Perfections

Friday, April 28, (All day) to Sunday, April 30, (All day) 2017

The deeds of a bodhisattva are numberless, but they can be summarized in the Six Perfections:  Generosity, Patience, Morality, Joyous Effort, Concentration and Wisdom. Through these practices, bodhisattvas hone and perfect their ability to work tirelessly for the benefit of others.

In this weekend retreat, Geshe Gelek will lead us in meditating on the Six Perfections.

Noland’s farm is a lovely setting for retreat – a peaceful place in the country with lots of space for reflection. The accommodations are quite rustic – sleeping is indoors, but be prepared to bring sleeping bags and padding. Camping is also an option. The farm is not fully handicapped accessible, including uneven ground for walking and stairs or steps to entrances. The farm is located in Alamance County, off Route 87 about halfway between Route 40 and Route 64 (about 15 minutes north of Pittsboro). Exact directions will be sent after registration.

At the retreat, we uphold the five retreat precepts of no lying; no taking something that isn’t freely given; no killing; no sexual contact; no use of drugs, alcohol or smoking.

Basic Schedule

Please plan to arrive at the farm on Friday betwen 3:30-5:30pm (if possible to check in). Dinner will be at 6:00pm and a mandatory orientation session begins at 7:00pm.

After a noon lunch on Sunday is a final cleaning and packing session.