Awakening through Relationships
Linda Hochstetler been studying and practicing a variety of meditation practices (mindfulness, Zen, and Vajrayana Buddhism) for more than 30 years. She is a meditation teacher in the lineage of Namgyal Rinpoche, and considers Senseis Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat her primary gurus. She follows their tradition of encouraging exploration of everyday life beyond the spiritual realms, particularly while living in the city. She has completed many silent meditation retreats, including a 2-month silent retreat in 2009. She weaves together her personal meditation experiences, her professional background as a palliative care social worker, her years as a mother and step-mother, and her passion for awakening in this life time into each of her classes, and invites you to join her in your own explorations.
The first class will be held on Friday at 8pm, and the retreat ends after lunch on Sunday. Please plan to arrive between 3-5pm on the first day.
An additional course fee will be added to this to support the Dharma Centre Practitioner Support Fund. The total fee for the retreat will be finalised and published by December 31st, 2018. Thank you for your understanding.
Single accommodation and all meals. They do not include instructor fees. Linda is sharing her experience within the traditional Buddhist understanding of Dana. To understand more about Dana, please read the following:
What is Dana?
Teachers give the teachings of awakening (Dharma) freely so that anyone, no matter their financial means can attend classes. Each time one receives teachings, it is an opportunity to consciously practice generosity. Giving money and other means of support expresses gratitude and support to the teacher and helps to ensure that these teachings continue. Each person receiving Dharma teachings determines the kind and amount of Dāna according to one’s heart and one’s financial means. When deciding how much to offer, one should think about what these teachings mean to you and try to give accordingly. It is recommended that students make an offering of dāna at the beginning of a class or retreat to establish the intention to make the most of this opportunity for one’s own progression and for the benefit of all others.
A 50% deposit is required to hold your space upon registration.
Refund 7 days before the commencement of the course 75% with 25% going towards a future course within 2019.
Refund 2 days before the commencement of the course 50% with 35% going towards a future course within 2019.