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Spokane Mindfulness Meditation Community Day Retreat
January 28, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$10
Spokane Mindfulness Meditation Community Day Retreat:
You, Karma, and Right Effort
Mary Webster will lead a one-day nonresidential retreat to explore applying the dharma in your life. This one-day retreat is meant to help develop greater awareness of your inner world through meditation, reflection and discussion. Therefore, this will be a silent retreat to maximize the benefits of our time together.
The retreat will offer a Dharma talk, time for silent meditation, journaling and discussion. The approach is based in Theravada Buddhism, a practice which develops both peacefulness and insight. We will be discovering the Dharma in various ways and seeing it in our life situations.
Basic instructions will be given at the beginning of the retreat.
- This retreat is suitable for anyone regardless of years of practice.
- In order to make the most of our time together, the lunch period will be shortened to 30 minutes.
Please join us for a day of exploration in a community of like-minded meditators.
Things to bring:
- a journal
- a lunch (refrigerator space is available)
- socks or slippers. Harmony Woods is a shoe-free facility
- meditation cushion or mat. Some spare cushions are available. Chairs are also available.
- blanket, if you get chilly sitting
- travel mug or container for tea and water. Some mugs are available if you forget.
Mary Webster worked as an independent nurse practitioner in mental health from the time of receiving her M.A. in nursing in1975 until her retirement from a clinical teaching position at Washington State University in 2012.
She acted as the Resident Teacher for the Spokane Vipassana Meditation Community for over 15 years. During that time she held a weekly sitting group and offered opportunities for practice dependent on the community’s needs including one-day workshops, residential retreats, study groups and smaller reporting groups for those interested in a more dedicated practice.
Mary retired from her formal teaching activities in 2020 in order to focus on her own practice. During this time, Mary visited Thai Forest monasteries, pursued her interest in the contemplation of the elements, open awareness and development of the liberating qualities of the mind: loving kindness, compassion, happiness for others and equanimity.