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Cultivating Happiness & Joy

A Weekend ONLINE Meditation Retreat

with Shaila Catherine

March 25 – 27, 2022

This at-home online  weekend retreat will explore the place of profound happiness in Buddhist practice. Although Buddhism is reputed to emphasize teachings on suffering, the path is infused from beginning to end with contentment and joy. This program will highlight the essential role that happiness plays in the development of our practice, from the enhancement of daily ease and well-being, to the bliss that can saturate the mind during meditation, and finally to the unsurpassed peace that comes with awakening.

Please join us as we deepen our practice together through a program of live video conferences with Shaila Catherine. The online meetings will include guided meditations, Dharma talks, question and answer sessions, and small group discussions.

Registration is required. Scroll down to choose a ticket level. Registration will close about 3 days prior to the retreat, so don’t wait to the last minute!

More information, an expanded schedule, and a link to join the video conferences will be emailed to registrants a few days prior to the retreat.

This retreat is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and experienced practitioners.

RETREAT SCHEDULE (Times are given in Pacific Time PDT)

Friday
5:30 – 7:00 pm – Opening Session – Buddhist Perspectives on Happiness & Joy

Saturday
8:00 – 8:45 am – Morning Meditation – Cultivating Joy in Meditation
10:00 am – 12:00 noon – Morning Session – Gladness, Kindness, and the Bliss of Non-remorse
2:00 – 4:00 pm – Afternoon Session – Joy of Renunciation

Sunday
8:00 – 8:45 am – Morning Meditation – Cultivating Joy in Meditation
10:00 am – 12:00 noon – Morning Session – Joy of Seclusion
2:00 – 4:00 pm – Afternoon Session – Joy of Liberation

Visit our Founding Teacher page for biography and photograph of the teacher.

Questions?: For more information contact meditate

Co-sponsored by Bodhi-Retreats and Insight Meditation South Bay


Registration: Registration is required for this course. Registration fees are non-refundable. To register, select an option under the Tickets heading at the bottom of this page.

Course Fee: The non-refundable registration fee is based on a sliding scale of $625 to $225. The lower end of the sliding scale is intended for those with limited financial means. If you pay at the mid to high range of the sliding scale, your generosity supports those with limited income to attend our programs, and also supports the teacher. Our teacher relies upon the generosity of students for her livelihood, so we encourage you to choose the highest level that is appropriate for your economic situation. Thank you for your generosity! The ticketing process will give you the option of paying by credit card, Pay Pal, or by mailing a check.

Teacher Dana: Donations to support the teacher are much appreciated. Opportunities to give are shown on our Donate page. The Base Rate and Scholarship Rate do not include Teacher Dana.

Scholarship Assistance: A scholarship rate of 30% discount is offered for those with financial need. Full scholarships are offered to monastics. To request the coupon code to enable registration with the scholarship discount, contact the registrar at meditate.

Tax Deductions: The basic registration fee and the scholarship rate do not include teacher dana and are not tax deductible. By selecting a ticket level above the base rate, you will be contributing to teacher dana and the amount above the base rate will be considered a voluntary tax deductible Teacher Dana contribution.

Cancellation Policy: All fees and payments are non-refundable. If it becomes necessary to cancel participation in a course, and the registrar is notified prior to the start of the first meeting, your registration fee will be converted into a voucher creditable towards the fee for either a future IMSB or Bodhi-Retreats program. Vouchers must be used within one year of the initial course start date, and may be transferred to only one future course. Cancellations that occur after the start of the first meeting are not eligible for the voucher credit and are non-refundable.

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Happiness Retreat. Bodhi Benefactor Rate
Base Rate plus teacher dana
$ 625.00
Unlimited
Happiness Retreat. Bodhi Sustaining Level 3
Base Rate plus teacher dana
$ 525.00
Unlimited
Happiness Retreat. Bodhi Sustaining Level 2
Base Rate plus teacher dana
$ 425.00
Unlimited
Happiness Retreat. Bodhi Sustaining Level 1
Base Rate plus teacher dana
$ 325.00
Unlimited
Happiness Retreat. Bodhi Base Rate
Base Rate - Basic administrative fee. Does not include support for teacher.
$ 225.00
Unlimited

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