RELAXING INTO PRESENCE
A DAYLONG RETREAT WITH BETH STERNLIEB
Saturday, February 16 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
In our busy lives, filled with distraction, we often overlook relaxation as a factor of awakening. But relaxation and ease can deeply support our practice. They allow us to rest in the present moment without wavering and to penetrate the mystery of the way things are.
During this day of practice, we will explore skillful means for cultivating a felt sense of tranquility so that relaxation becomes a friend to our practice on the cushion and in everyday life. When the capacity to relax becomes more familiar, even difficult emotions and challenging body sensations can be met with mindfulness and confidence rather than reactivity.
This daylong retreat is suitable for new and experienced meditation practitioners. All are welcome.
COST: The cost of the retreat is on a sliding scale of $25-$45. Scholarships are readily available. You may choose to pay $12 or $0 through our online system. If you wish to pay another amount, please contact Terry Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-799-0084. We invite you to pay at the highest level you can afford so that all who seek the teachings may participate.
Registration fees support the Durango Dharma Center. This retreat is offered on the basis of dana, a practice of mutual generosity that has been alive since the time of the Buddha. At the end of the retreat there will be an opportunity to offer a donation to Beth Sternlieb.
VENUE: Durango Dharma Center, 1800 East 3rd Avenue, Suite 109
REGISTER: Register online—please see upper left corner of this page. Alternatively, you may download a mail-in registration form. Please mail the form and a check made out to the Durango Dharma Center to Jacque Patterson, 1832 Glenisle Ave., Durango, CO 81301.
ABOUT BETH STERNLIEB: Beth Sternlieb is guiding teacher of both the Buddha's Path and the retreat programs at InsightLA in Los Angeles. Beth received teacher training at Spirit Rock Meditation Society and Insight Meditation Society with Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield.
As a member of the clinical and research team at the UCLA Pediatric Pain Program, Beth teaches Iyengar yoga, mindfulness and compassion to kids and adults with health and chronic pain issues. She is a certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher. Experiencing people's confidence grow in the dharma, in non-violence and compassion, and in bodhicitta, is why Beth loves teaching.