Please join Robert Beatty of Portland Insight Meditation Center
for a weekend retreat at Nalanda West, Nov. 23-24, 2019, in the Wallingford neighborhood in Seattle.
Dates/Times: Saturday, Nov. 23, 9-5 pm, and Sunday, Nov. 24, 2:30 -5pm.
Space is limited to 35 people.
Registration Cost: $50 full for both days, $25 general for one day. No one turned away for lack of financial resources. Registration covers the basic costs of holding the retreat. At the end of the retreat a dana bowl will be available for offerings to support the teacher and the teachings.
Scholarships: No one is turned away for lack of funds. Use contact form to inquire.
Lunch: All Lunches are potluck. Please bring an item that does not require heating and is vegetarian to share. Please help with food set up and clean up.
About the Retreat:
This is a non-residential weekend retreat, 9am-5pm on Saturday and 12:30-5pm on Sunday. Robert is the guiding teacher for the Portland Insight Meditation Center (PIMC) in Portland, an open Buddhist community. Robert provides instruction in Vipassana (or Insight Meditation). Robert’s teacher was Ruth Denison, and so he comes from the lineage traced back to Burmese monk Lede Sayadow. The retreats include Dharma talks, guided sitting and movement meditations, silent meditations, and Q&A (question and answer) times. His style is loving, kind, understanding and very real to today’s world. His dharma talks include poetry readings, stories and song.
The intent of the weekend retreats is to help create a community in the Seattle area for those who resonate with Robert’s way of teaching Dharma. Robert teaches retreats twice a year at the Nalanda Center. Those attending Robert’s retreats are invited to participate in the formation or joining of meditation groups or “spiritual friendship” groups.
To Learn More About Robert Beatty:
Visit the Portland Insight Meditation Center website (http://www.portlandinsight.org). Here you will find recordings of past Dharma talks by Robert, access to his Sunday talks and many other materials. Online listening to one of his Sunday Dharma talks is a good way to find out if Robert’s teaching resonates with you.