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Following the Eightfold Path with Kristie Grasis (Week-long)

April 12-18, 2021 - In this “modified workweek” 7-day retreat, we will explore how the Buddhist Eightfold path can bring peace to your heart and mind. Discover how each path factor can be applied to everyday life in an impactful and meaningful way.
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Following the Eightfold Path with Kristie Grasis (Week-long)

Time & Location

Apr 12, 6:30 PM CDT – Apr 18, 10:30 AM CDT
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About the Event

In this “modified workweek” 7-day retreat, we will explore how the Buddhist Eightfold path can bring peace to your heart and mind. Discover how each path factor can be applied to everyday life in an impactful and meaningful way.

More with Kristie Grasis

Kristie Grasis will also teach a Flowering Lotus weekend retreat August 13-15, 2021 entitled “Healing With The Dharma.” This 3-day retreat will focus on using the Dharma as a tool to help heal from trauma. An understanding of the Eightfold Path is a pre-requisite for this retreat. 

We are offering this pre-requisite at two different times (this 7-day retreat and a weekend retreat May 14-16), to give everyone an opportunity to complete the pre-requisite.

This firm foundation in the Dharma will enable you to grasp the concepts being used at the “Healing with the Dharma” retreat. If you have a solid understanding of the Eightfold Path, and want to register for Healing With The Dharma without attending one of these retreats, you will be able to contact the teacher directly for a waiver at MSInsightMeditation@gmail.com.

Teacher Bio

Kristie Grasis has been practicing Vipassana from the Theravada Buddhist tradition for over a decade. Her most considerable influence has been Gil Fronsdal from Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California.

Throughout her dedicated practice, Kristie has studied Meditation extensively with Ruby Grad, the Eightfold Path with Bruni Davila, the Paramis with Chris Clifford, and Metta with John Martin. She is currently enrolled at the SATI Center, training to be a Buddhist Chaplain, and is working toward her ordination with IMC.  Kristie’s practice has taught her loving-kindness for herself and others and has helped her to overcome trauma and thrive with peace and equanimity in her life. She has reached a place in her practice where it is time to focus on Dana and freely teach others the benefits of the Path to Liberation.

Website & Links

Website: msinsightmeditation.org

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Retreat Information

There will be optional times for sitting meditation at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 17; 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 18; and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 18.

Kristie will also offer optional sitting meditation and instructions daily, Tuesday – Friday, April 13-16.

Schedule (General)

Day 1: Mon Apr 12, 2021: 6:30 PM CT - 8:30 PM CT

Day 2: Wed Apr 14, 2021: 6:30 PM CT - 8:30 PM CT

Day 3: Fri April 16, 2021: 6:30 PM CT - 8:30 PM CT

Day 4: Sat April 17, 2021:  9:00 AM CT - 8:30 PM CT

Day 5: Sun April 18, 2021: 9:00 AM CT - 10:30 AM CT

Detailed Retreat Schedule

NOTE: items marked * are recommended, but optional

MONDAY APRIL 12

6:30 – 7:10 pm   Introductions / Precepts / Noble Silence / Course Intro

7:10 – 7:30         Walking Meditation

7:30 – 8:10         Four Noble Truths and History

8:10 – 8:30         Sitting Meditation with Instruction

8:30                    Rest of Further Practice

TUESDAY APRIL 13

6:00 – 6:40 am   Sitting Meditation*

6:40 – 7:00         Instructions for the Day*

WEDNESDAY APRIL 14

6:00 – 6:40 am   Sitting Meditation*

6:40 – 7:00         Instructions for the Day*

6:30 – 7:10         First Path Factor

7:10 – 7:30         Walking Meditation

7:30 – 8:10         Second Path Factor

8:10 – 8:30         Sitting Meditation with Instruction

8:30                    Rest of Further Practice

THURSDAY APRIL 15

6:00 – 6:40 am   Sitting Meditation*

6:40 – 7:00         Instructions for the Day*

FRIDAY APRIL 16

6:00 – 6:40 am   Sitting Meditation*

6:40 – 7:00         Instructions for the Day*

6:30 – 7:10         Third Path Factor

7:10 – 7:30         Walking Meditation

7:30 – 8:10         Fourth Path Factor

8:10 – 8:30         Sitting Meditation with Instruction

8:30                    Rest or Further Practice

SATURDAY APRIL 17

6:00 – 6:40 am   Sitting Meditation*

6:40 – 9:00        Breakfast Break*

9:00 – 9:45         Fifth Path Factor

9:45 – 10:30       Walking Meditation

10:30 – 11:15     Sitting Meditation

11:15 – 11:45     Walking Meditation

11:45 – 12:15     Sitting Meditation with Instruction

12:15 – 2:15pm  Lunch Break

2:15 – 3:00         Beginner Yoga OR Mindful Movement

3:00 – 3:45         Sixth Path Factor

3:45 – 4:00         Break

4:00 – 5:00         Seventh Path Factor

5:00 – 7:00         Dinner Break

7:00 – 7:30         Sitting Meditation

7:30 – 8:10         Eighth Path Factor

9:10 – 8:30         Sitting Meditation with Instruction

8:30                    Rest or Further Practice

SUNDAY APRIL 18

6:00 – 6:40 am   Sitting Meditation*

6:40 – 9:00         Breakfast Break*

9:00 – 9:45         Sitting Meditation with Instruction

9:45 – 10:00       Break

10:00 – 10:30     Wrap-up / Closing / Dana

10:30 – 11:00     Sangha Social Time

If you have questions or need additional information about this retreat or other Flowering Lotus program offerings, please contact:

Beth Herzig, Retreat Director

floweringlotusms@gmail.com

601-918-8510

Ticket Prices

We ask that you support Flowering Lotus and those whose needs are greater  by registering at the highest level ($75, $50, $25) with which you’re comfortable.

All are welcome to participate, regardless of ability to pay. If you are unable to pay the minimum $25 registration, select “Scholarship”, and no payment will be required.

There will be an opportunity to make a dana* contribution in any amount, to Flowering Lotus and the teachers at the online event. Your generosity is a gift that supports not just the teacher; but also the Sangha (Flowering Lotus); the larger Dharma community; and, most importantly, your own practice.

Donations to MS Insight Meditation:

paypal.com

Donation to Kristie Grasis:

paypal.me/KristieGrasisAtMiM

or

msinsightmeditation.org/generosity

Checks may be mailed to:

MS Insight Meditation

13367 Chris Drive

Gulfport, MS 39503

*Dana is a Pali word that is generally translated “generosity.”  We are taught to practice dana, or generosity, by making monetary offerings for the teachings. Dana is not payment for services rendered – it is given from the heart. Dana is the first theme in the Buddha’s system of gradual training and the first of the three grounds for meritorious action.

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