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Leslie Rawls

AWAKENING THE BODHISATTVA WITHIN, SEEING BODHISATTVAS AROUND US

OCT 10 - 13, 2014
3 nights
$120 deposit/$240 total
Plus Dana

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AWAKENING THE BODHISATTVA WITHIN, SEEING BODHISATTVAS AROUND US

Too often we find ourselves judging, blaming, and comparing ourselves to what we wish or think we should be—or judging, blaming, and comparing others to what we wish or think they should be. These mental habits separate us from each other and from our own true nature. The Buddha taught ways to let go of these habits so we can open our hearts and our minds to ourselves, each other, and the beautiful possibilities of life.

In this retreat, Leslie will guide participants into touching their own awakened nature and developing the ability to see the awakened nature in those around us. Studies, practices, and Dharma talks will focus on the Heart Sutra, portions of the Lotus Sutra, and the four Brahmaviharas of loving kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity.

This silent retreat will include formal sitting and walking meditation, guided meditations, working meditation, daily Dharma talks, private interviews with Leslie, sharing in small groups, solitary practice periods, and the beauty of Southern Dharma in the fall.


Leslie Rawls received Dharma Lamp Transmission from Thich Nhat Hanh in 2009. She is a senior lay member of the Buddhist Order of Interbeing, having been ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh in 1995. She is the resident teacher in the Charlotte Community of Mindfulness; leads a weekly inmate Sangha in Salisbury, NC; and offers days of mindfulness and retreats across the country, and at Blue Cliff Monastery in Pine Bush, New York.