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Daylong Retreat with Visiting Senior Teacher, Steve Armstrong

January 27 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Awareness, Insight and Liberation

Daylong Retreat with Visiting Senior Teacher, Steve Armstrong

The day will focus on integrating the mindfulness meditation instructions of Mahāsi Sayadaw with the practical mindful awareness guidance of Sayadaw U Tejaniya. This event is suitable for both new and experienced meditators. People of all walks of life are warmly welcome.

Steve will offer a clear path for developing clarity of awareness with each arising moment. This leads to stability of mind and the insightful knowledge of liberation. Such knowledge weakens deeply conditioned habits of mind that cause unhappiness, and strengthens conditions for an enduring sense of well-being.

Steve ArmstrongSteve Armstrong has studied the dhamma and practiced insight meditation since 1975. He served for years at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts as Executive Director, Board member and a senior teacher of the annual three-month retreat. As a monk in Burma for 5 years, he undertook the intensive, silent practice of insight and lovingkindness meditations under the guidance of Sayadaw U Pandita, as well as studying the abhidhamma with Sayadaw U Zagara of Australia. He continues his practice under the guidance of Sayadaw U Tejaniya in Rangoon.

He has been leading meditation retreats internationally since 1990 and is a co-founding director and teacher of the Vipassana Metta Foundation dhamma sanctuary on Maui. He was the Managing Editor of the translation committee that in 2016 brought to publication the much anticipated Manual of Insight by Mahasi Sayadaw, previously unavailable to the international meditation community in English.

Registration Details

Registration is now open and those who register and attend this one day retreat will receive an initial priority registration opportunity for the 2018 SIM residential retreat with Steve in a forest retreat center near Foresthill (September 7 to 14.) Pre-registration is required to secure your space at this retreat. Registration is $35.00 per person due before the start of the event. In addition to the registration fee, at the retreat there will be an opportunity to offer dana (in the form of a financial donation) to support the retreat presenter and Sacramento Insight Meditation. You may also offer dana online at the bottom of this webpage.

For the registration fee, we accept credit cards, checks and cash. No one will be turned away for lack of funds; please contact the registrar for more information. Day-of registration will be on a first-come first-serve basis, contingent on availability of space. If you plan to pay on the day of the retreat, please register now using the REGISTER button below. Specify “Offline Payment”; payment on the day of must be by check or exact cash amount. 

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Summary of Important Dates

  • 12/05/2017- Registration opens.
  • 01/24/2018 – Registration fee paid on or before this date.
  • 01/27/2018 – Attend and enjoy the wonderful retreat.

Questions for the Registrar?

Use the form below only if you need to contact the retreat registrar with any questions. Expect a reply within 48 hours. If you are ready to register for the retreat, use the REGISTER button shown above.

Volunteer Opportunities

It “takes a village” to put on a large event for our community. If you would be available to assist in set-up, take-down, tea service, providing flowers or other duties for the event, please mention this in the comments of contact information form shown above.

Retreat Dana

At the event a “Dana Bowl” will be provided so you may provide additional financial support via cash or check. Or you may submit a donation online using the DONATE button below.

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January 27
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sacramento Dharma Center Building
3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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