Date/Time: Sat. 2/9/19, 9:00am-4:30pm
Location: PIMC, 6536 SE Duke St., Portland OR 97206
NOTE: There will be a 45-minute silent lunch. Please bring food and/or drink to share (and please bring a clear listing of ingredients for your prepared dishes, so our friends with diet restrictions can easily take care of themselves). PIMC will provide tea and coffee.and message
Suggested Donation: $60 (No one turned away for insufficient funds.)
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For Questions About The Retreat: You can write to Avi by clicking HERE
Being alive as a separate person is one end of a polarity which includes death. We do our best to deny this truth. Much of the anxiety that we experience arises from this unconscious fear of death. We and our loved ones may be healthy today, but we know in the back of our minds that sickness or death will soon be with us. There is also a shadowy intuition that accidental death is but a moment away. We say, "drive carefully" when we would more honestly say. "I am afraid that I am going to lose you in a car accident".
During this day of practice, in the supportive community of PIMC, we will use mindfulness to bring stability and clarity to the mind. With this foundation we will turn our minds to a variety of contemplations of death.
Of all ploughing,
ploughing in the autumn is supreme.
Of all footprints, the elephant's is supreme.
Of all perceptions,
remembering death and impermanence