Daylong Retreat: Facing Your Demons with Mary Stancavage
February 29, 2020 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
The Buddha had to face the armies of Mara on the night of his awakening. Milarepa, the Tibetan wise man, came home one day to find his cave filled with demons. Most of us deal with difficulties, so-called demons, regularly but often they’re hard to recognize or we choose not to look. Fear, judgement, shame, anger, distractions and other hindrances can all show up in many ways. Often we try to find a way around them or ignore them altogether but the Buddha invites us to turn towards our difficulties and sit with them. Only through facing and naming our demons do we find freedom. Easier said than done.
In this daylong you will have the opportunity to identify what is most uncomfortable and turn towards the discomfort to develop a different relationship with the experience. Come spend a day facing your demons and yourself with kindness and compassion, Maybe invite them in for tea. There will be dharma talks, sitting and walking meditation and conversation. Suitable for everyone.
Cost: The registration fee for this event is $45. A portion of this fee is shared with the teacher, however this does not mean the costs of the event or teachings are fully covered. Dana (voluntary donations) may be offered on the day of the event, and we encourage you to offer as much support of generosity as you are able. Please know that our policy is that no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. When people are able to extend as much generosity as possible, financial accessibility to our events comes with greater ease for the whole community.