Daylong Retreat with John Travis - Oct 20, 2018

posted Nov 19, 2015, 1:41 PM by Jo Crescent   [ updated Feb 28, 2018, 1:24 PM ]
DAY LONG OCTOBER 20, 2018 - Mark your calendars now for this opportunity to meditate with beloved Buddhist teacher John Travis as he shares his practice with us in a day of sitting, walking, Dharma and instruction on Saturday, October 20, from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

John Travis, Mountain Stream Meditation Center
This silent Vipassana (insight meditation) daylong will consist of alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, and instructions and talks by the teacher. It is appropriate for both beginning and seasoned meditators. Vipassana is a vehicle for opening the heart and living in peace.

The daylong will be held at the Unitarian Church of Davis at 27074 Patwin Rd. There are grounds and a patio for walking meditation. Please bring your own lunch & beverages as well as your own sitting items (if you have them). Chairs will be provided.

John Travis has taught meditation since 1986. He studied in Asia with senior teachers of both Vipassana and Tibetan traditions and completed a four-year teacher training with Jack Kornfield. He is founding teacher of Nevada City’s Mountain Stream Meditation Center and a teacher for Spirit Rock Center, a Buddhist retreat center in Marin Co. John has a private practice as a meditation counselor, and is trained in Hakomi body-centered therapy.

As a free event, this daylong offers each participant the opportunity to freely engage in the practice of generosity, the first step toward freedom. Generosity to support the teacher is especially encouraged. Donations to support the local dharma community, and this particular event, are also encouraged and welcome.

If you plan to attend, please be aware:
  • Bring a lunch as there are no eating establishments nearby
  • The sitting room can be a little cool, so bring appropriate layers
  • Walking will be done outside; please note the expected weather & bring appropriate gear
  • Hot water for tea will be available at lunch. You are encouraged to bring a box of tea to share
There is no need to register for this event.

If you would like to volunteer to help support this event, please contact