At Home Retreat – Getting free of the prison of “self” by seeing causation
March 30 - April 4, 2021
“Dependent Origination” is what the Buddha came to understand when he awakened. That understanding permanently erased all the defilements and brought an end to rebirth. He very often pointed to Dependent Origination as the essence of his teaching. But for many students and seekers, the description of Dependent Origination in the early texts is almost impossible to understand. Ayya Sobhana will make this rich set of teachings more accessible as a new way to understand daily life, and a set of themes for contemplation.
Ayya Sobhana’s approach is in line with the mainstream of Theravada Buddhism, informed by Western science and philosophy. The retreat will include lectures based on the early Suttas, guided meditation, and discussion. She will leave you with a set of readings to practice with on your own.
For our 2021 at home retreats, three fee tiers are offered. Please choose the option that best fits your ability to give in this time. Any amount paid above the Base rate is a tax deductible contribution to Southern Dharma Retreat Center. Your confirmation email is your receipt for tax purposes.
We are deeply grateful for your support.
Registration fees do not include dana for the teacher. In the Buddhist tradition the teachings are offered freely and teachers are not paid for their offerings. They rely on dana contributions from students. Similarly, Southern Dharma keeps registration fees low to ensure the Dharma is accessible to all. Fees cover only a fraction of Southern Dharma’s operating expenses. We appreciate your practice of generosity to continue the dissemination of the Dharma!
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Please indicate your interest in a scholarship during the online registration process.
Do you need a contemplative practice space for your at home retreat? Click here for details about our 3 bedroom rental property, just a mile down West Road from Southern Dharma’s main campus.