White Heron Sangha

Sure Heart’s Release, A Weekend Retreat with Kamala Masters

  • 14 Oct 2017
  • 9:00 AM
  • 15 Oct 2017
  • 3:00 PM
  • White Heron Sangha Meditation Center, 6615 Bay Laurel Pl, Avila Beach
  • 3


  • The retreat fee covers both days but does not include a payment to the teacher. The teachings are given on a donation basis only. Please be generous with your offering to the teacher. Details for the teacher donation will be provided at the retreat.
  • * The retreat price is $50, but if you can't afford the full retreat fee, please pay what you can. If you pay online, enter the amount you're able to pay and an adjustment will be made to the invoice later.
  • Help with retreat tasks before, during, or after retreat in lieu of fee. Contact Sharon Rippner: (805) 909-0405.

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White Heron Sangha welcomes you to a two-day non-residential retreat with Kamala Masters at our new White Heron Sangha Meditation Center in Avila Village. 

In this retreat, we'll explore the gradual Dharma steps that lead to the sure heart's release: the purification of conduct, the purification of mind through concentration and insight, and the basic stages of insight knowledge that lead to the awakening of the mind/heart. 

The teachings will draw from the path to awakening as described in the late Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight, newly translated and recently published by Wisdom Publications. These inseparable and mutually reinforcing Dharma understandings cultivate unshakable faith to experience unconditional happiness and peace. 

The retreat will be held in Noble Silence, and will include complete instructions for sitting and walking meditations, Dharma talks, guided loving kindness meditations, Q&A, group practice discussions, as well as eating and resting as opportunities to maintain continuous awareness. The daily schedule will include alternate periods of sitting and walking.

Please join us for this weekend. The retreat is appropriate for all levels of practice. 

Kamala Masters is one of the founders and teachers of the Vipassana Metta Foundation on Maui. She teaches retreats in the Theravada tradition at venues worldwide, including being a Guiding Teacher and member of the Board of Directors at the Insight Meditation Society at Barre, Massachusetts. Practicing since 1975, her teachers have been the late Anagarika Munindra of India and the late Sayadaw U Pandita of Burma, and Sayadaw U Tejaniya of Burma with whom she continues to practice. 

She lives on Maui where she raised four children, and is now blessed with five grandchildren. Kamala practiced both insight and loving kindness meditations intensively under the guidance and preceptorship of Sayadaw U Pandita, in the USA, Australia and in Burma as a nun and a lay woman. Her website is: www.vipassanametta.org.

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Where: NOTE THAT THIS VENUE IS NOT THE VET'S HALL IN MORRO BAY - this retreat is at our new meditation center in Avila Village, behind the Woodstone Marketplace, near the Bob Jones Trail: 
White Heron Sangha Meditation Center, 6615 Bay Laurel Pl, Avila Beach, CA 93424 (map and pictures). Parking is alongside the buildings with overflow parking behind Blue Heron Realty. Do not park in front of Woodstone Marketplace! See the arrows for parking in the bottom photo. Our building is circled.

$50, ($25 for young adults) for both days, which covers the expenses of the Sangha in putting on the event, but does not include a payment to the teacher.

Plan on attending both days in order to appreciate fully the teachings. Arrangements can be made if the fee is excessive for you. 

The teachings are offered freely. The retreat fee covers retreat expenses; none of the retreat fee goes to the teacher. A dana (donation) basket will be available to help support the work of the teacher. We try to keep our retreat fees at a minimum so that you can be truly generous with your donation to the teacher. Details on how to donate to the teacher will be provided at the retreat.

You can register and pay online (through PayPal, including credit card) or send a check to White Heron Sangha, PO Box 870, Morro Bay, CA 93443. Pre-registration and payment are required, as space is limited for this retreat.

Bring your lunch. Tea and light snacks will be provided. Chairs and meditation cushions will be available. You might want to bring a shawl and extra cushions, if you use them. No dogs are allowed in the building except for service dogs. For questions, contact Sharon Rippner at srippner@msn.com.  


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