Buddhist retreat scheduled this weekend

Matthew Flickstein will lead a Buddhist retreat at Washoe Pines Ranch in Washoe Valley April 21-23. Suitable for beginning and advanced meditators, the retreat will review the Buddha's path to purification as described in the Theravadan tradition. The weekend includes time for individual teacher conferences.

The retreat is Friday from 7-9 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendance Friday evening is required. A vegetarian potluck Saturday evening, immediately after the retreat, is open to all Dharma Zephyr Sangha members and their guests. Attendance at the retreat is not required to attend the potluck.

Flickstein was a practicing psychotherapist for 20 years and has taught meditation since 1978. A former monk in the Theravadan tradition, he founded The Forest Way, Inc., an organization offering retreats, workshops and mentoring programs for aspiring meditation teachers. He has published two books, "Swallowing the River Ganges: A Comprehensive Practice Guide to the Path of Purification," and "Journey to the Center: A Meditation Workbook," and travels internationally leading meditation retreats, workshops and spiritual pilgrimages.

For information and to register for the retreat or RSVP for the potluck contact Christy Tews at strawgold@att.net or 882-1662. Ride sharing is encouraged; please indicate preference when registering.


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