Abiding in Emptiness: Relaxing the Mind; Opening the Heart
August 13 - 20, 2021
During this retreat, students will be encouraged to maintain silence and continuity of mindfulness throughout the retreat to create optimal conditions for a gradual entry into the spacious, empty nature of mind, as taught by the Buddha in the Pali discourses. Mary will offer instructions, dharma talks, and interviews. Each day will include periods of sitting meditation, walking meditation, Brahma Vihara meditation, and Q&A.
This retreat is for experienced meditators who have attended at least two prior seven-day silent meditation retreats.
The price and preliminary retreat schedule are for the at home version of this retreat. In the event that Southern Dharma resumes on site programs, we will update the price, schedule, and the program description to reflect these changes, prior to registration opening.
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.