Two-Day Meditation Retreat at St. Luke's Church

The High Country Meditators are bringing Buddhist Nun Ayya Sudhamma to Boone for a free meditation retreat. You don't have to be a Buddhist to participate. There are three sessions that will all take place in the Great Hall on Nov 17-18. You can come to one or all of them. Topics include how to deal with daily life challenges including anger and depression, how to meditate and how to be kind to those who have hurt you. The event is free but registration is required due to space constraints. For details & to register: www.reflecitonpond.com/retreat

THE EVENT IS FREE BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED DUE TO SPACE RESTRICTIONS

Please register at: https://www.reflectionpond.com/retreat

Please make sure to add your correct email address as we will be sending you orientation information before the event starts.

DATES & TIMES

We have an evening and a day retreat. You can join any or all of these sessions:

Sun Nov 17th 5 pm - 7 pm: Evening session: Talk, Meditation, Q&A

Mon Nov 18th 9 am - 11 am: Morning session: Talk, Meditation, Q&A

Mon Nov 18th 12 pm - 2 pm: Afternoon session: Talk, Meditation, Q&A

See if you can arrive 15-20 minutes before start time to find a spot, arrive and settle in for the session.

WHO IS IT FOR?

This program is for anyone who wants to deepen their meditation practice. You are welcome to invite a friend or a neighbor but you need to register them below as your party as joining you or ask them to register here themselves. Send them to this page: www.reflectionpond.com/retreat.

WHERE ARE THESE EVENTS HELD? 

We are delighted to share that the event will take place at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Boone, NC. They have very graciously donated the space (Great Hall) for our two-day event! How lucky for us!! 

Address: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 3727, 170 Councill St, Boone, NC 28607

Website: http://www.stlukesboone.org/

WHO IS ORGANIZING THIS EVENT?

This event is being organized by the High Country Meditators a group of 59 meditators in and around the Boone area who meet twice a month at Lois E. Harrill Senior Center. The event is open to any one over the age of 18 who is interested in learning about meditation. The meditation practices have their origin in the Buddha's teachings. You do not have to be Buddhist or "religious" to train your mind with mediation and everyone of all backgrounds is welcome to all our events. :)

WHO IS THE TEACHER FOR THIS RETREAT?

Venerable Sudhamma is a Buddhist Nun based in Charlotte, NC. Here’s her official bio from her website:

Ayya (VEN.) Sudhamma was born in 1963 and raised in Charlotte NC. She was an attorney before leaving home to become a nun in 1998. She received novice ordination from Ven. H. Gunaratana (Bhante G) at the Bhavana Society in 1999. She received higher ordination as a bhikkhuni in Sri Lanka in February 2003 under her preceptor Ven. Khemacari, in a ceremony led by Ven. Dhammaloka Sangha Nayaka, at the Mt. Lavinia temple Tapodharanamaya.

For 8 1/2 years she was the Resident Monk at the Carolina Buddhist Vihara in Greenville, SC. She spent most of 2012 visiting Santi Forest Monastery in Australia. She expresses gratitude to her fellow Charlotteans for making it possible for her to return to her hometown. 

More info about her monastery: https://www.charlottebuddhistvihara.org/

THE EVENT IS FREE BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED DUE TO SPACE RESTRICTIONS

Please register at: https://www.reflectionpond.com/retreat

Please make sure to add your correct email address as we will be sending you orientation information before the event starts.

Thank you!

Schedules

  • Occurred Sunday, November 17th, 2019 @ 4:45 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Occurred Monday, November 18th, 2019 @ 8:45 am – 11:00 am
  • Occurred Monday, November 18th, 2019 @ 11:45 am – 2:00 pm

Venue

St. Luke Episcopal Church

170 Councill St,
Boone, NC 28607

Contact

Sophia Ojha

Sophia Ojha Ensslin is the founder of Reflection Pond - a contemplative art company that creates audio-visual material along with articles on the topic of cultivating a more peaceful mind and a more compassionate heart. I create creative visualization med

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