Asheville Sangha

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Meditation Retreat "Opening the Heart Through Loving Kindness" with John Blackburn

Event Details

Meditation Retreat "Opening the Heart Through Loving Kindness" with John Blackburn

Time: April 2, 2021 at 4pm to April 4, 2021 at 2pm
Location: Well Being Retreat Center
Street: 376 Well Being Cir
City/Town: Tazewell
Website or Map: https://www.wellbeingretreatc…
Phone: 4236269000
Event Type: silent, retreat
Organized By: Patty Bottari
Latest Activity: Jan 28

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Event Description

What would it feel like to be spontaneously open, loving, generous, and fearless?   Buddhism teaches that these are the natural qualities of the heart that emerge from the cultivation of loving-kindness and compassion.  With the support of beautiful surroundings, good companions, and profound teachings from the Theravada and Tibetan Buddhist traditions, we will cultivate these ancient practices of healing and protection.  

About John 

John Blackburn, PhD, has practiced meditation for over forty-five years, studying intensively with teachers in the Vipassana, Zen, and Dzogchen traditions. He teaches meditation in Knoxville and leads a local sitting group, the Knoxville Community of Mindfulness (knoxcomind.org). He also serves as a member of the board of directors for Southern Dharma Retreat Center in Spring Creek, NC.

Schedule 

The retreat will be conducted in Noble Silence with periods of sitting meditation, walking meditation, solitary practice, Dharma talks, and time for Q&A. Private interviews with the teacher will also be offered.

Note: If COVID-19 is still an issue at the time of this event, all meals will be served and all sessions will be held at Well Being's open-air and covered Powell River Pavilion on the riverbank.

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