Reflective Meditation: International Online Retreat – in your home
Due to COVID-19 we made some changes to our
online retreat schedule.
During this retreat we will have a lighter schedule. Our experience with online retreats shows that having more open space in the schedule helps prevent the fatigue of being online. This is an opportunity for you to augment our retreat schedule with a self retreat schedule that works best in your home and life during this pandemic.
With Linda Modaro and Nelly Kaufer
Friday evening, April 24th, 2020 from 6:30-8pm PDT
Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26th, 2020 from 9am to 6:30pm PDT
Online via Zoom – Link will be sent after registration
We teach an open meditation practice that is followed by reflection and journaling. We welcome continuing students, as well as meditators who are new to our orientation towards meditation practice and retreats. The roots of this practice are to be found in the Buddha’s early teachings and are based on learning to trust the ways of knowing that develop in meditation, enabling you to be more responsive and present in your life.
Reflective meditation encourages and supports an independent practice that fits with the conditions of your life. For most of us, our practice at home is usually quite different than when we go on retreat.
An on-line retreat helps establish or deepen your independent practices, and integrate them into your everyday life. You will inevitably bring your life right into your meditation and your retreat, because the retreat resides in your home.
Here are the words of two meditators who attended a previous online retreat and describe it from inside their experience:
“(I benefited from) creating a space to set aside to deepen the practice; having a set schedule to follow. During the last half hour of the retreat, both my phones were ringing and leaving messages that needed tending. Afterwards I found myself attending to them in such a different frame of mind – as part of my practice. Having that mind-set is very helpful.”
“All the benefits of a traditional retreat without the multiple expenses of travel, lodging, pet-sitter, time off work, etc. I was able to participate in this retreat because I could do so online. I am grateful for the opportunity, and I am pleased that an online retreat, such as this one, is more accessible to people of limited financial means, or who are not able to travel.”
Feel free to reach out and contact us to better acquaint yourself with our practice:
Linda Modaro: email@example.com | Nelly Kaufer: firstname.lastname@example.org
*most time zones in US, Europe, Australia and NZ will be able participate in at least two of the three sessions offered daily
Friday, April 24th
6:30-8pm PDT – Orientation, Dharma talks, and meditation sitting
Saturday and Sunday, April 25th and 26th
9-10am PDT – Dharma prompt and sitting together with daily online group (will send recording to all participants)
10:15-11:15am PDT or 2:15-3:15pm PDT – Reflection Group
5-6:30pm PDT – Dharma conversations, breakout groups, and ending with a meditation sitting
*We will be assigning reflection groups based on your location.
*Individual interviews with Linda or Nelly available upon request during the retreat.
FEES & DANA/SUPPORT RANGE
We have a desire to lead a generous, respectful life and to share it with others. Your giving and generosity for the teachings will be received with gratitude. Your support will benefit both Linda and Sati Sangha, and Nelly and Pine Street Sangha.
Suggested Fees and Support Range: $50-350
Pandemic economic support price: Please give as you can.
Email email@example.com for more information.
RETREAT TEACHER & FACILITATORS
I started “seeking” in my early twenties. Unsure what I was looking for, I experimented with many eastern practices and landed in traditional Chinese medicine studying and teaching Qi Gong, Tai Ji and Acupuncture for over fifteen years. Taoist philosophy led to Buddhist philosophy and psychology after a near death experience in 1998 and changed the course of my spiritual practice, teaching, and work with others. I trained and worked closely with the teachers in the Skillful Meditation Project and Recollective Awareness Meditation, put together by Jason Siff. Eventually, I had to leave the SMP home, and founded Sati Sangha so that I could continue teaching Buddhadharma and Reflective Meditation. Thirty years of listening, observing, teaching and being taught by patients and students; traveling to China, Nepal, Iran, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada integrating aspects of their cultures. I try to hold this all lightly, yet I cannot deny the sense of having ‘a calling’ rather than a job.