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An Exploration of the Three Factors of Life

Clyde Alexander, Debbie George and Larry Dawalt

NOTE: Deadline for registrations has been extended to March 31, 2023!

Cost: Single Room $468; Double Room $273

At this silent meditation retreat, we will explore how an understanding of the three characteristics of existence can help us manage the stresses we encounter in our daily lives.  The Buddha taught that all phenomena are impermanent, imperfect (stressful), and impersonal.  By understanding and being mindful of these factors of life, we can begin to see life’s difficulties from a new and supportive perspective.  While we will always have difficulties, we can use the teachings and the practice to begin to lighten our minds and open our hearts.

Join us at St. Francis Springs Retreat Center for this three-night retreat of sitting and walking meditations, yoga, and dharma teachings.  All undertaken in the beauty of Noble Silence. Suitable for new and experienced meditators.

The retreat will be from supper on Thursday night, April 20th, through brunch on Sunday, April 23rd. Check-in is between 3 – 5 PM on Thursday. The location is the St. Francis Springs Retreat Center near Stoneville, NC, about 2 hours from Charlotte. The registration fee includes lodging and all meals (vegetarian).  The retreat will be held in Noble Silence. Previous meditation experience will be helpful, but not required. Chairs and a limited number of meditation cushions and mats will be available. If you have your own cushions/mats, please bring them. Please bring evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID. If you are not fully vaccinated, please bring proof of a negative COVID PCR test taken within 48 hours of the retreat.

All meals will be vegetarian. Dietary special needs will be accommodated to the extent possible (1 type of alternative milk will be available; yogurts and butter substitutes are not available). Please describe any special needs (including accessibility, CPAP, etc…)

IMCC CANCELLATION POLICY: 1) Registrants cancelling on or before March 16, 2023 are entitled to a full refund; 2) Registrants cancelling between March 17 and March 31, 2023 will forfeit 50% of event fee; 3) Those canceling on or after April 1, 2023 will forfeit 100% of the event fee, and 4) No-shows are not entitled to any refund.

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Apr 20 - 23 2023


St. Francis Springs Retreat Center


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