[Live-Stream] 1st Saturday Retreat Series at PIMC, with Gary Sanders (Sat., May 1, 2021)

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Gary Sanders looks forward to sharing the May edition of the 1st Saturday Retreat with you. The theme will be:

         Cultivating a Boundless Heart: A Day of Deepening Our Practice and Opening Our Hearts.


This retreat will be hosted on Zoom.


Date/Time: Saturday, May 1, 2021 10 AM - 3 PM (with a one-hour break for lunch)

To register, please click      HERE

NOTE: Pre-registration is required. The Zoom video conferencing link will be included in your email confirmation after you register.

Suggested Dana: $50 (no one is turned away for lack of funds)


2,600 years ago, Siddhartha Gautama offered 100 monks that were out of their minds with fear this teaching:

“So with a boundless heart
        Should one cherish all living beings;
Radiating kindness over the entire world:
        Spreading upwards to the skies,
And downwards to the depths;
        Outwards and unbounded...”

The Buddha offered instructions in not just training the heart and mind, but also in an ethical way to live, that causes the least amount of harm. These instructions are just as important and needed now, given our current circumstances. Collectively we are all plagued with fear, anger, stress, frustration, grief, and so on. This is uncharted territory for most of us, but thankfully we have these teachings and this path that can help us weather even the roughest of storms.

Join us May 1st for a virtual gathering to deepen our practice, connect with others, and open our hearts in order to realize how kindness and love are truly the only answers to all our questions.

This retreat day is open to all experience levels, including absolute beginners. Bring your tired, weary, and broken hearts...and bring a friend!


The first Saturday retreat series is a perfect opportunity to jump start or reinvigorate your daily practice, connect with community members, and gain a comfortable introduction to the power of noble silence. 

Although these retreats are great for beginning students, they are not designed as introductions to meditation. Some basic meditation experience is required to get the most out of this experience.

(These regular monthly retreats at PIMC are always the 1st Saturday of the month.)