Anattasati Magga retreats, under the guidance of Sujata Yasa, Buddhist Lay Minister & Teacher, offer a privileged environment for deepening one’s mindfulness practice.
Designed in the formal Soto Zen tradition of Shasta Abbey, these retreats offer you the rare opportunity to let the world take care of itself while you absorb the silence and stillness of retreat.
The daily schedule includes Morning Service, Dogen’s Rules for Meditation Service, Puja Service, Vespers Service, and Meal-time Services with silent seated and walking meditations. Additionally, there are scheduled work periods, creating the opportunity to take the Mind of Meditation into daily activity.
Often a Dharma theme develops during each retreat. Formal lectures present and elucidate the theme; Dharma discussions allow for deeper inquiry and comprehension. Retreats also include ceremonies and private interviews with the teacher when appropriate. Except for the above discussion, the retreat environment is one of silence.
View our calendar to see scheduled Retreat Offerings in Asheville and in California.
We now offer the Margie Meares Retreat Scholarship which provides a ½ cost, reduced registration fee for Anattasati Magga retreats. Qualifications: financial need and attendance at Sangha services for one year.
To apply, simply fill out this form and send it to us at:
32 Mineral Dust Drive
Asheville, NC 28806
CANCELLED – Anattasati Magga Retreat
Southern Dharma has canceled this retreat at this time.
Song of the Harmony of Oneness and Difference
Many of us feel discouraged, bewildered, and frustrated by the chaos and discord we wake up to daily. What can we turn to in the teachings of the Dharma that will bring us back to center, to balance, to clarity?
The Sandokai is the Dharma gift that guides us home—back to our intrinsic wisdom. Written by Chinese Zen master Sekito Kisen in the 8th century, this ancient teaching poem is recited daily in Soto Zen temples throughout the world. The poem is intended to convey the equality of all things and the dependence of all things each on the other. The Sandokai and several variations will be the Dharma teachings of this retreat.
Please REGISTER directly on the Southern Dharma Retreat Center website by clicking HERE:
Prices range from $255 to $330 based on the room option you choose for the retreat. This is a 4 day/ 3 night retreat.