Mindfulness in the Time of Pandemic: Online Retreat from Birken Monastery
May 1-10, 2020
The worldwide upheaval caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) has abruptly reminded us all of the fragility of the human condition and our connection to every being on the planet. This pandemic has forced the world around us to literally and metaphorically slow down, stopping us in our tracks, and asking us to question all of our assumptions and priorities.
How do we find harmony in the chaos? Where do we center ourselves so there is peace of mind, clear vision, and balance? To keep us grounded in the Buddha’s core teaching of impermanence, suffering, and lack of substance, we look for guidance from the wise.
10-Day Virtual Mindfulness Retreat
Open to Everyone
As we step gently into these shifting times, and find our footing amidst uncertainty, Birken Forest Buddhist Monastery and Pacific Hermitage will premiere our first web-based virtual meditation retreat, centered on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. Over a period of 10 days, May 1-10, 2020, Ajahn Sona, the Abbot of Birken Forest Buddhist Monastery, and Ajahn Sudanto, the Abbot of Pacific Hermitage, will lead meditators around the world towards a deeper understanding and practice of Right Mindfulness in all areas of our lives.
Just Visit Ajahn Sona’s YouTube Channel to Join In!
This very special meditation retreat is open to everyone and will be live-streamed through Ajahn Sona’s YouTube Channel (please see retreat video below.) The monks will lead daily morning and evening chanting/meditation periods, and answer Dhamma-related questions during evening teatimes. Please see the tabs below for more information.
View Ajahn Sona’s latest YouTube Dhamma Talk below: