[Live-Stream] 1st Saturday Retreat Series at PIMC, with Candle Summers (Sat., Aug. 7, 2021)

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Candle Summers looks forward to sharing the August edition of the 1st Saturday Retreat with you.

This retreat will be hosted on Zoom.

The Theme is:  The Paramis - A Path of Purification for Householders


Cultivating the 10 Noble Perfections of the Heart Can Take Us Across the Floods of Dukkha

This day is for people in the modern world who are wrestling with the issue of how to practice the Dhamma in daily life. The perfections provide a helpful way to develop a beneficial attitude toward daily activities so that any activity or relationship can become part of the practice. This happens best when undertaken mindfully, with the primary purpose of developing the perfections in a balanced way. Using these perfections of our character can be dependable and lasting and carry us through the “vicissitudes of life.” If we make these 10 beautiful qualities of mind a priority, the results are palpable in helping us see the purpose of our lives. This is why they deserve to take high priority in the way we plan our lives. Qualities that can be perfected in daily life: Generosity, Virtue, Renunciation, Wisdom, Energy, Patience, Truthfulness, Resolve, Loving-Kindness, Equanimity.

 Increase and deepen your practice with a day of sitting, walking and paying attention to see clearly what is happening in this moment.

 We are committed to making the exploration of practices and teachings of the Buddha relevant and accessible in today’s world. It is important to welcome all people of every age, ethnicity, cultural heritage and religious background, socio-economic group, ability, sexual orientation and gender identity. In this way we aspire to follow in the footsteps of the Buddha, who offered his teachings of awakening and freedom freely to everyone without exception.

There will be a 40 min. mindful lunch break, so have your lunch prepared ahead if you can. While there is a registration link, there is also a scholarship option available for you to give as you can to help continue the time honored teachings of the Buddha. You will get the zoom link from your receipt.


Date/Time: Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021 9 AM - 2 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)


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.)