The Theosophical Society in America

Events, Workshops, and Retreats

Being Alive, Embodied, and Aware in the Present Moment

Friday, February 2, 6:00 p.m. – Sunday, February 4, 3:30 p.m.

SantikarroWe are inescapably embodied. Alive, we breathe. Aware, we experience outer and inner worlds. Important Buddhist teachings and practices bring us back to the fundamentals of embodied, sensate life, where we are able to cultivate insight and compassion. Trying to escape to some other place or another reality is beside the point.

This retreat will explore our basic embodied realities along with meditative tools for deepening mindful presence within them. Through guided meditations, practice discussions, noble silence, and plenty of time for meditation, this retreat will support exploration and growth in these practices.

Santikaro is the founder of Liberation Park, a Buddhist retreat center in Wisconsin. There he teaches Buddhism and meditation with an emphasis on the early Pali sources. He was a Buddhist monk for 19 years and a disciple of the renowned Thai meditation master Buddhadasa Bhikkhu.

As space is limited, early registration is encouraged.

Retreat sessions, meals, private lodging—$350
Retreat sessions, meals, shared lodging—$250
Retreat sessions, meals—$150


Register here

Hear Santikaro’s talk “The Heart of Mindfulness: Simply Experiencing” on February 1.

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