Port Sanilac, MI

Soothing the Longing Heart: Deconstructing the Self Through Awakening

Date: May 13–24, 2024

Location:

Port Sanilac, MI on the shore of Lake Huron

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Investment: (Includes room, meals, teaching fees/staff dana, and all other costs and expenses)

If booked before March 31, 2024 receive $150 off a private room or $100 off a dorm room!
All-inclusive cost for 12 days:
Private room booked for two people: $4,500
(Please apply separately if sharing a room and indicate your roommate on your application.)
Private room booked for one person: $2,500
Dorm room (4 beds per room) for one person: $1,500

In this twelve-day retreat, we will start with deconstructing the sense of self—through the deep non-conceptual recognition of the characteristics of the Four Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, and Wind. This ancient Theravada Buddhist practice lets us recognize the building blocks of the self by resting in the non-conceptual direct experience of Absence.

Following the Four Elements practice, we will enter into the qualities and functions of the Absolute—namely pure love, pure presence, full absence, profound peacefulness, and sublime stillness. This sustained deep contact with the Absolute will support putting down of mind and body in a potential kensho (awakening) experience and recognition of our true nature.

 

Stephen Doetsu Snyder began practicing meditation in 1976. He has studied Buddhism extensively, including Zen, Tibetan, Theravada and Western non-dual traditions. He was authorized to teach in the Theravada tradition in 2007 and the Zen schools of Soto and Rinzai in 2022. He is a senior student of Roshi Mark Sando Mininberg. Stephen encourages students to turn toward their true nature and embody their true identity. He is the author of five books, including Buddha’s Heart and Demystifying Awakening.

Investment: If booked before March 31, 2024 receive $150 off a private room or $100 off a dorm room!
All-inclusive cost for 12 days:
Private room booked for two people: $4,500
(Please apply separately if sharing a room and indicate your roommate on your application.)
Private room booked for one person: $2,500
Dorm room (4 beds per room) for one person: $1,500

Register Now: https://awakeningdharma.org/soothing-the-longing-heart-deconstructing-the-self-through-awakening-applicationmay-13-24-2024

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