September Community Retreat
Dates: September 1-7 , 2019
Starting Time: 8am SLT each day.
The Bellisseria Buddhist Center will be holding a retreat on these dates starting each morning at the center. This is a special community event with focus on well being, and studies that help in personal growth, community growth, and health and wellness.
Members, students, and Secondlife members should gather each morning they can attend at the center at 8am SLT (PT), 10am CT.
Days will begin with a meet and greet, then a dharma or wellness discussion, meditation, followed by a lunch break.
We will then begin a community walking meditation in various locations on bellesseria, as well as visiting other spots for the community. This includes parks, pool areas, cafe’s , and centers
Sunday 9/1: History of Buddhism and Siddhartha. Schools of Buddhism
Monday 9/2: The 4 noble Truths and 8 fold Path
Tuesday 9/3: Transforming Mind. Ways to perceive things as they are and transform negative experience into wisdom and positive action. Replace negative thoughts with practice and focus.
Wednesday 9/4: Wellness: Healthy body healthy mind. Eating right, and healthy perception.
Thursday 9/5: Deeper meditation. Evaluating situations that arise in meditation, evaluating them, and letting them go. Diamond mind meditation.
Friday 9/6: Taking what we learn and reflecting positive actions and the 8 fold path in the community.
Saturday 9/7: Reflection on discussions during the retreat: open discussion and questions. Longer meditation.
I hope to see you all.