No "I and Mine:" An Experiential Inquiry into the Teachings of No Self
Event Location: The Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
9:30 – 4:30
Manager: Bonnie Riley
“Who are YOU?” said the Caterpillar.
This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, “I-I hardly know, sir, just at present -- at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.”
~ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
The Buddha said, “Nothing whatsoever is be clung to as 'I or Mine'."
When you experience moments of "no self", you may notice both a glimpse of freedom as well as perhaps a sense of disorientation.
In this retreat you’ll explore the teachings of "anatta" not just through the classic teachings, but through practices and inquiries that can help you experience what it means to move beyond the mind and into presence.
The practices will include both times of silence and contemplation as well as times of structured inquiry and sharing.
No prior experience required, but do come with an open mind and heart.
This venue is accessible for those with mobility impairments.