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Non-Residential Retreat: Inclining the Heart -- Boundless Friendliness, Compassion, Joy, Equanimity

with Christina Feldman

10/20/2012 9:00 AM - 10/21/2012 4:30 PM at Bastyr University (Map) (Saturday and Sunday)

The weekend will be a contemplation of the four brahma viharas as insight practices that lead to awakening.  There will be some more sustained periods of teaching during the weekend as well as silent practice and dialogue.

Each day of this retreat begins at 9:00am and ends at 4:30pm.

The retreat will meet in room 1062, Hemlock Room.

Volunteering: SIMS needs 10-15 volunteers to help at each event. If you are planning to attend and would like to help (with set up, clean up, tea service, sound system etc.) please click the Email Us button below to contact us.

The suggested event donations are $70 for Sat and Sun or $40 for one day plus dana for the teacher.

Refund Policy

If you need to cancel your reservation, you can do so by logging into your SIMS account and clicking "My Events" in the tool bar located in the top right corner. If you’ve already paid for the class, you have several options regarding your payment. You may receive a refund of your event donation (less a $10.00 handling fee) IF you send an email refund request to the registrar PRIOR to the start of the event. Email No full or partial refunds will be given after the start of the first day/class. Alternatively, you may apply your registration fee to another class, or donate your fee to SIMS' scholarship fund. Please inform the registrar of your preference by e-mailing

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