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Picnic July 23rd Daylong Aug 13th

Join us as we enjoy a day in the park!
Please bring a vegetarian dish to share, and your own drinks, plates, cups, utensils, games, etc.
Everyone and their families and pets welcome.

Sunday, July 23, 2-5 p.m.
Hilda Ray Park (on The Mesa)

Directions:  From downtown Santa Barbara, go up Carillo Street toward The Mesa.
Close to the top of the hill, turn right on Kenwood Road.
The park is at the dead end of Kenwood, but there are some twists and turns, so pay attention to road signs.
It’s a 10 minute walk from the Bus #4 stop on Carrillo St.
Click here for a map and detailed directions.



a Daylong Meditation Retreat:

The Eightfold Noble Path

Sunday, August 13

9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Centennial House, UCSB

Taught by Shelley Gault

The Noble Eightfold Path is the most concise description of the Buddhist path of practice presented in the texts. Often the Path is described in terms of three sections–Ethics, Mental Cultivation (the meditative aspect), and Wisdom. In this daylong retreat, we’ll briefly explore the three sections of the path and how they interact, investigating how practicing with each supports the cultivation of the others. The day will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks, and time for questions.

Shelley Gault began her meditation practice over thirty years ago, and came to the Buddhist Insight path 13 years ago.  She has since spent more than two years in silent retreat in this tradition. She is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Dedicated Practitioners Program and is mentored in her teaching by Gil Fronsdal of the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City.

Please bring your lunch. There are no kitchen facilities at Centennial House. Chair seating will be available but please bring your own set-up for floor sitting. We will offer a tea table and water. Centennial House overlooks the lagoon and is quite near College Point and the beach. Sunscreen and a hat are a good idea for walking periods.  Please don’t wear any scented lotions or perfumes, even natural oils, as some people are very sensitive to scents.

No preregistration necessary. This retreat is

offered on a dana (generosity) basis.

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