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Day-Long Meditation Retreat:
The Power of Consciousness to Lead Us to Well-being
Taught by Phillip Moffitt

Just as life has its joys, so does it have its suffering and times of stress. How we relate to joy and suffering determines the quality of peace and well-being in our lives.

During this daylong retreat, Phillip Moffitt will lead an exploration of the nature of consciousness itself and how it is distinguished from the objects our consciousness focuses on. As we learn to make this distinction, it brings spaciousness to our lives.

The day will include talks, periods of sitting and walking meditation, and time for questions and discussion.

Open to all who have attended Marin Sangha at least once.

Dana for the teacher. Dana for rent.
Dating back to the time of the Buddha, there has existed an interdependence between those who offer the teachings and those who receive them. Dana is deeply appreciated.

Please bring a lunch. Bring a cushion if you wish. Chairs will be provided.

St. John's Episcopal Church
14 Lagunitas Rd., Ross, CA

Directions from Highway 101 in Marin County. Take the Sir Francis Drake Blvd. exit west towards Fairfax/San Anselmo. Continue west for about 2.5 miles. Turn left at Lagunitas Road (opposite the Marin Art and Garden Center). The Church is on the right in about 1/4 mile.

February 17, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Click here to RSVP . (It is helpful to us, but not necessary, if you RSVP)

Marin Sangha 2017 Katannuta

The Pali English dictionary defines Katannuta as gratefulness. This year Marin Sangha members experience gratefulness in abundance. The drawing of the Katannuta Offering will be the first celebration of Marin Sangha's 20th ANNIVERSARY.

In gratitude, two Residential Retreat Offerings of $550 are available to all Sangha members who have attended Marin Sangha ten times this year and have not won an offering in the past. A drawing will be held to determine recipients from among those who have applied. Recipients are to attend a residential Vipassana retreat in the year 2018 at the Vipassana retreat center of their choice. Starting Sunday, November 5, 2017, applications for the Residential Retreat Offerings will be available Sunday evenings at Sangha The drawing for the Offerings will be held on Sunday, January 7, 2018 after the closing Metta practice.

Class Offering: the Aggregates
Taught by Art Jolly

The Buddha taught the three characteristics of existence as being impermanence (anicca), unsatisfactoriness (dukkha), and not-self (anatta). When teaching about not-self, he most commonly referred to the Five Aggregates. In this class, we'll explore what the Five Aggregates are, why they're important on the path, and ways to bring them into our practice in daily life.

Location: Larkspur
Times: 7-8:30 PM on Tuesdays: Jan 23 and 30, Feb 6 and 13

This class is for people who have attended a residential retreat of 5+ days or have been attending a Sangha for over two years.

To register and receive the address and directions, RSVP to Sara at: or 415-454-2008

Dana (pronounced DAH-nuh) is a Pali word meaning "generosity" or "giving." Dating back to the time of the Buddha, there has existed an interdependence between those who offer the teachings and those who receive them. Dana is deeply appreciated and will be offered to the teacher at the class.

Day-long Meditation Retreat
with Donald Rothberg

At St. Luke Church
Saturday, March 24, 9:30-4:30
Details to follow!

Day-long Meditation Retreat
with Sally Armstrong Sally Armstrong

At St. Luke Church
Saturday, July 7, 9:30-4:30
Details to follow!

Day-long Meditation Retreat
with Oren J. Sofer

At St. Luke Church
Saturday, October 20, 9:30-4:30
Details to follow!

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