LET THE WORLD TAKE CARE OF ITSELF 2017
AN ANATTASATI MAGGA RETREAT WITH SUJATA NANCY SPENCE
October 19-22 (Registration opens in July)
Fee: $300 plus donation to the instructor.
This retreat is open to both women and men. Designed in the tradition of Shasta Abbey, this retreat offers the rare opportunity to “let the world take care of itself.” while you absorb the silence and stillness of retreat. The daily schedule includes services, silent seated and walking meditation, dharma classes and study periods. Except for Dharma lectures the retreat will be held in silence. There will be no pre-announced Dharma topic. Instead, effort will be put into becoming easy and familiar with how we conduct our retreats and how we move throughout the monastic schedule, letting the self quiet, settle, and fee deeply supported by each day of practice.
Nancy Sujata Spence, is the teacher and guide of Anattasati Magga, a Soto Zen sangha for the laity. In 1977, Nancy received her Zen Training at Vichara Bodhiyana Monastery in California. She leads monthly Buddhist services, offers individual spiritual guidance, and leads meditation retreats in both North Carolina and California. She leads monthly Buddhist Services, offers individual spiritual guidance, and leads silent meditation retreats, both in NC and CA. Nancy holds a masters degree in psychology, has a private counseling practice. She is author of Back to Basics: An Awareness Primer and Tibetan Book of the Dead: An Adaption for Reading Aloud to the Dead.