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Leslie Rawls

WAKE UP!
Meditation on
the Cushion
and in Daily Life

SEP 22 - 25, 2016
3 nights
$120 deposit/$240 total
Plus Dana

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WAKE UP! Meditation on the Cushion and in Daily Life

The Buddha became enlightened during sitting meditation and then continued awakening with every step and every breath the rest of his life.

In this retreat, we'll practice sitting and walking meditation, investigating techniques to encourage our own awakening both on the cushion and as we move through the wondrous beauty of Southern Dharma in early fall. Following the Buddha's example, we'll also practice taking full awareness into daily activities—waking to the precious nature of life. Our practice will be grounded in the Buddha's teachings on mindfulness, meditation, and living in the present.

In addition to formal meditation, the retreat will include working meditation, outdoor walking meditation, personal practice and reflection time, Dharma talks by the teacher, small group sharing, and private practice interviews with the teacher. Suitable for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners, this retreat is intended as a welcome, focused respite in a beautiful setting to nourish our heart's intention to live an awakened life.


Leslie Rawls has been Thich Nhat Hanh's student for over 20 years. She was ordained into the Order of Interbeing in 1995 and received Dharma Lamp transmission from Thich Nhat Hanh in 2009. Leslie facilitates a weekly prison sangha and is the resident Dharmacharya for the Charlotte, NC Community of Mindfulness.