Retreat Theme: Strategies for Overcoming Distracting Thoughts
Mental restlessness is an insidious and pervasive hindrance that all practitioners struggle to overcome. We can refine our skills for working with the modes of thinking that distract us from being mindful: critical thoughts, planning, worrying, lustful thoughts, judging, memories, internal commentaries, to name a few. During this retreat, Shaila Catherine will present a sequence of strategies for dealing with obstructive mental patterns; these instructions will follow two discourses taught by the Buddha and recorded in the Middle Length Discourses, (suttas 19 and 20). Practitioners will be encouraged to develop a mindfulness-based meditation practice, while exploring these strategies for overcoming distractions.
This retreat is suitable for both new and experienced practitioners.
Registration for this retreat is now open on the Mariposa Sangha website.