The Union of Wisdom and Compassion
Vipassana Meditation Retreat
Date: April 10-12, 2015
Where: Howell Conference and Nature Center
Residential and commuter options
Teacher: Buddhist Nun, Amma Thanasanti Bhikkhuni
Level: All levels – beginning to advanced
This retreat is suitable for both beginning and experience meditators.
Cost: $275 residential, 2-4 per room
$185 commuter, no room (commuter spaces are full, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the waiting list)
Retreatant teams are responsible for providing meals. This usually averages an additional $20 per person.
Full payment is expected by registration closing: April 3, 2015.
Please come fragrance free out of compassion for those who have chemical sensitivities.
Registration and Information at DeepSpring.org.
We start with the simple and direct practices of bringing attention to the body and breath. This allows for relaxation, stillness, renewal and letting go. To discover the body is to discover a portal into awareness itself. Wisdom is the result of clear seeing. Compassion flows from wisdom that sees the inter dependence with all things – a heartfelt way of relating to ourselves and the world. The union of wisdom and compassion is both the path and the result of access to our essential nature.
This retreat will begin with refuges and precepts, guided and silent meditation, dicussion and awareness with movement.
About Amma Thanasanti Bhikkhuni - bio link
Amma Thanasanti has been meditating for over 30 years and has been a Buddhist nun for more than 20 years. She has taught internationally for over 15 years. Her work spans rigorous understanding of Buddhist teachings, meditation, subtle body energies, and the use of nature as an access to pure presence. She teaches meditation as an art and skill, integrating body, heart and mind with finesse and compassion.
She founded Awakening Truth whose mission is to bring the Buddha’s essential teachings into the modern world and eventually to create a Bhikkhuni training monastery where monastics and lay pracitioners can work together. Currently she is based at the Shakti Vihara hermitage in Colorado Springs.
: Deep Spring Center