Rodney Smith will be in Port Townsend to lead a two-day non-residential retreat on the weekend of April 9 and 10, 2011. Rodney is the guiding teacher of the Seattle Insight Meditation Society and we are always happy to have him here to teach. The retreat will consist of sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks from the teacher, and small group meetings with the teacher. We will be in silence during the retreat.
We plan to meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to early afternoon on Sunday, depending on Rodney’s schedule. The retreat will be held at the Port Townsend Yacht Club, 2503 Washington Street in Port Townsend. While the space is plenty big for us, we still need to know how many people to expect. So please use the form below to register for this retreat or to ask any questions. Be sure “Rodney Retreat” is in the subject line of anything you send me about the retreat. If you can only come for one day, please let us know.
The subject of the retreat this year is Distorting Reality: We will explore how the mind distorts reality to form its misperceptions of the world.
As we get closer to the retreat time I will send driving directions to the center and any other pertinent information; if you have not heard from me by April 2nd, please contact me again. Please plan to bring your own cushions, although there will be some available there. Also chairs are available for use.
As is typical practice in our tradition, there is no charge for the teachings, but we encourage everyone to practice generosity by giving dana to the teacher so that he may continue to teach the Dharma. We will also ask for a $10 contribution for the cost of the space.
Bring a lunch and/or snacks for yourself if you wish. The Food Co-op is within walking distance and there are several eating places nearby. Tea will be provided.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
The retreat is over and registration is closed. Talks from the retreat are available here.