ICMC is happy to announce the start of registration for our 2015 spring retreat with Wisconsin teacher Santikaro. The retreat will be held from Thursday, April 30th to Sunday, May 3rd at the Portiuncula Center in Frankfort, IL.
Breathing & Grounding, Seeing & Healing
Grounded in the living body, the breathing is a vehicle for mindfulness and clear seeing in all areas of life. We will give special attention to areas of hurt and suffering in order to awaken compassion for ourselves and others, personally and socially. Compassionate inquiry into the sources of distress enables us to release the clinging & egoism that inflicts the most pain. This opens up a Dhammic life of freedom and service.
Santikaro trained for almost two decades as a Theravada bhikkhu, mostly at Suan Mokkh in Southern Thailand where he lived with Ajahn Buddhadasa and became his primary translator. His training continues here in the Midwest, as an upasika, where he is the founder of Liberation Park, a modern expression of Buddhist practice, study, and social responsibility, located in rural southwestern Wisconsin. He has been teaching in the Chicago area since his return home in 2000.