Daylong Meditation Retreat with Doug Kraft

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Name: Daylong Meditation Retreat with Doug Kraft
Date: February 15, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM PST
Event Description:
This retreat, for new and experienced meditators, focuses on the earliest meditation instructions of the Buddha called "easing awake" through agenda-less, non-dual awareness. This practice works with loving kindness, joy, compassion and equanimity. Sifting through the earliest records of the Buddha's talks (as compared to later commentators), we find a simple, elegant, and powerful practice. When he died, his teaching became an "ism", Buddhism. As it spread into other countries, cultures, and eras his teachings or "map" was copied and re-copied. Shortcuts, bypasses, scenic tours, and alternate destinations were added and deleted. Compared to the versions of his teachings most widely known, his original meditation emphasized:

**Tranquility: an open, receptive awareness favored over highly focused, one-pointed concentration

**Simplicity: loving kindness, serenity and insight all tightly integrated rather than treated as separate practices

**Stages: the practice matures through stages, each of which builds upon and goes beyond earlier stages (or "jhana")

**Ease: relaxing as more important than striving Presented by Easing Awake
Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, Main Sanctuary,
27074 Patwin Rd,
Davis, CA 95616
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, February 15, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Contact Information: 916-205-9936
No charge, donations accepted.
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