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A Weekend Retreat with Pawan Bareja

The Paramis in Everyday Life:  Qualities of the Heart and Mind That Can Lead the Way to Liberation

A Weekend Retreat with Pawan Bareja 

As we take our practice off the cushion to walk through the fire of everyday life where we are surrounded by the global pandemic, climate change and racism, the Paramis guide us, support us and hold our mind-heart.

Our time together will include dharma talks, stationary and movement meditation, guided meditation, discussion groups, activities, and time for questions and answers.  Bring your curiosity and passion for the Dharma. Everyone is welcome! 

4 Ways to Heal Yourself with Love: Loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity—these four loving qualities, says Pawan Bareja, are powerful ways to heal our trauma. By Pawan Bareja, Lion's Roar Magazine, September 16, 2022

Pawan Bareja, Ph.D. is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program and is a Somatic Experiencing practitioner. She teaches workshops and daylongs on healing trauma using mindfulness at Spirit Rock, Esalen, Greater Good Science Center at 1440 Multiversity, and at various meditation center in the San Francisco Bay area. Pawan completed Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leader program and is also a Buddhist Ritual Minister. 

For more information about Pawan Bareja, please see
Saturday, March 25, 2023 9:30AM - 4:30PM PST
Sunday, March 26, 2023  9:30 AM - 3:30PM PST


On Zoom: 
**An email with a link to the Retreat Home Page will be sent to all registrants the day before the retreat begins. The Retreat Home Page will include the Zoom link and other retreat details.

In-Person:  In-person participation will take place at the White Heron Sangha meditation center in Avila Village behind the Woodstone Marketplace, near the Bob Jones Trail. Parking is alongside the buildings. Please do not park in front of the Woodstone Marketplace!  
Attendance will be limited due to covid.

Before registering for in-person attendance, please read the general protocol HEREFor retreats, Covid testing will be mandatory on the Thursday before the retreat, and on both Saturday and Sunday mornings.  If you test positive, you will be required to attend on Zoom.

Dana: The teachings are offered freely. The retreat registration fee covers retreat expenses; none of the retreat fee goes to the teacher. Details on how to donate to the teacher and to support the White Heron Sangha will be provided at the retreat and will be on the retreat home page. We try to keep our retreat fees at a minimum so that you can be truly generous with your donation to the teacher. Plan on attending both days in order to fully appreciate the teachings. 

Registration: You must register online. Use the Register Now link. If you are a member, make sure to log in to the website before registering to get the membership price. Payment can be made by credit card, or you can send a check to White Heron Sangha, PO Box 313, Avila Beach, CA 93424. Pre-registration and payment are required. The registration fee will be refunded in full if notice of cancellation is received at least one week prior to the retreat. Registration closes on Friday, March 24th at noon.

More Information:

More information about White Heron Sangha retreats

Tea and light snacks will be provided; please bring a cup. Retreatants will provide their own lunch. Chairs and meditation cushions will be available. You might want to bring a shawl and extra cushions, if you use them. No dogs are allowed in the building except for service dogs. 

Saturday, March 25, 2023, 9:30 AM until Sunday, March 26, 2023, 3:30 PM
Hybrid - White Heron Sangha Meditation Center and Zoom
6615 Bay Laurel Pl.
Avila Beach, CA  93424

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Sharon A Rippner
Event Manager
Registration is required before Friday, March 24, 2023 at 1:00 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee