Half Day Retreat w/ ATS Boston Teacher, Chris Crotty

The Noble Truth of Freedom:  Insight that Destroys Suffering

What: Half Day Retreat w/ ATS Boston Teacher Chris Crotty
Where: Against the Stream Nashville (3816 Charlotte Ave)
When: April 8th
Time: 10AM – 3PM
Suggested Donation – $45
Pre-registeration is very helpful, but is not necessary.

Please pre-register via Venmo @atsnashville, or via paypalhttps://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=NLU88JXZ62MNG

Through insight meditation we calm
the mind and investigate the root cause of suffering.  Through practice, we learn that genuine freedom is not a complicated path, despite the confusion we experience in our own life.  The depth of the Buddha’s liberation teachings are in their simplicity: radical transformation is found in our capacity to be with experience as it is; we don’t need to change anything! This day-long retreat will explore the highest ideal of Buddhist teachings – freedom from suffering – through simple meditation techniques and an emphasis on ease and self-acceptance.

**Beginners and experienced practitioners welcome**

Retreat will include guided meditation, silence, and discussion with an opportunity to ask questions.
Please bring a lunch, light snacks will be provided.

Chris Crotty is a Buddhist teacher and pastoral counselor, and adjunct professor in alternative medicine.  Practicing meditation since 1998, Chris has trained with Burmese monastics Sayadaw U Indaka, Sayadaw U Tejaniya and Bhikkhu Analayo, western monastics of the Zen and Thai Forest tradition, and senior western Vipassana teachers.  Chris’s main practices are Vipassana (insight) and Metta (loving-kindness).  Chris completed the Against the Stream teacher-training with Noah Levine and Vinny Ferraro in 2015, and is the guiding teacher at Against the Stream Boston.  Chris is a member of The Center for Spiritual Care & Pastoral Formation where he studies the integration of Buddhist practice and theology with clinical pastoral education.  Learn more about Chris at contemplativewellness.org



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