Retreats

Prices
  • Contentment - 2 bedroom apt. w/ living & dining room, kitchen and bath – $608.00
  • Day guest (no lodging, includes meals) – $178.00
  • Deluxe Queen (w/private bath) – $538.00
  • Economy Twin (Private) – $298.00
  • Economy Twin (Shared) – $248.00
  • Pet-Friendly Room – $408.00
  • Premium Queen – $408.00
  • Standard Twin (Private) – $368.00
  • Standard Twin (Shared) – $308.00
  • (All prices include $108 base amount)

All prices include tuition and 3 delicious vegetarian meals daily (a $35 value if purchased separately).

Accommodations: Choose "Register Now" to confirm availability and pricing for guest rooms and meals.

Introduction to the Four Noble Truths

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

February 23 - 25, 2018

The Four Noble Truths comprise the essence of the Buddha’s teaching. They are incredibly simple to hear, but a lifetime can be spent trying to understand them. However, the way to freedom lies not in a scholarly study of these teachings, but instead in practicing meditation and mindfulness. The reality of suffering draws many people to the Buddha’s teachings, but the teachings are not about suffering. During this weekend we will explore the deeper meanings of the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, and how we can journey further on the Path towards our own personal freedom.

  1. Suffering exists
  2. Suffering arises from attachment to desires
  3. Suffering ceases when attachment to desire ceases
  4. Freedom from suffering is possible by practicing the Eightfold Path”

Teachers

Peter Copley
Peter Copley is an Certified Ananda Meditation and Yoga Teacher. He went to Edger Cayce’s Ashram as a teen ager and ever since was interested in Meditation. He studied for his Masters of Divinity in METHESCO and served as an assistant minister at First United Methodist Church in Lancaster Ohio. He…
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Pooja Copley
Pooja Copley grew up in Calcutta India. She did her Bachelors Degree in Physics and Masters in Management from University of Calcutta India. She felt insecure and disappointed by the temporary nature of career, relationships and human feelings. She started an active meditation practice in 2005 and went to Sarada…
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