A mindfulness retreat with dharma teacher Chan Huy
April 12-14, 2002

Please join the Still Water Sangha in silent retreat in the tradition of our teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh.  The lotus of our awakened nature blooms when we create the conditions that allow it to emerge from anger, confusion and fear. Nurturing the seeds of compassion and peace that lie deep in our hearts, we can transform the fire of these turbulent times, and our own inner turbulence, into serenity and joy.  Dharmacarya (dharma teacher) Chan Huy will lead us along the path of silence and compassionate understanding so that we may connect to the refreshing and nourishing elements within and around us. We will reduce our talking by 90 percent, sit in meditation several times a day, walk mindfully, and enjoy silent meals together in order to touch the happiness that is already present in us.  Quiet joy and a sense of community will permeate this time together.   

Chan Huy, True Radiance, comes from a family with four generations of Thich Nhat Hanh's students, from his grandmother to his two children. Invested as a Dharmacharya by Thich Nhat Hanh in 1994, he is a member of the Elder Council of the Order of Interbeing and is the coordinator of the Order's Education and Training Committee.  He is also a member of the Interfaith Council of Montreal and a Director of the Maple Village Buddhist Society.  Chan Huy teaches at Huyen Khong and Lien Hoa, two Vietnamese pagodas in Montreal, and leads mindfulness retreats throughout North America. We are delighted to welcome our beloved teacher back to California.


Program commences at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 12 (check-in at 4 p.m.) and ends after lunch on Sunday, April 14 (check-out at 1 p.m.)
Registration deadline:     March 28, 2002


COST PER PERSON: Single room: $263; double room: $210; triple room: $188; dorm: $169 -- fees cover tuition, lodging on Friday and Saturday nights, and meals on Saturday and Sunday.  We are also requesting that donations be made to the teacher at the event.  
DEPOSIT: A $50 deposit will hold your reservation. You will be mailed a registration packet once your reservation and deposit are received. The deposit will be applied to your program fees.  Balance due on March 28.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Payments and deposits will be fully refunded if reservation is canceled by March 28, 2002.  
LOCATION: La Casa de Maria, 800 El Bosque Road, Montecito, California
HOUSING: Participants will be housed in single, double, or triple rooms or in a dormitory that sleeps 10.
Meals: Meals will be vegetarian, served buffet style.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch will be served on Sunday.  Please make your own arrangements for dinner on Friday as the retreat center will not provide dinner that evening.
PROGRAM SCHEDULE: Check-in begins at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 12th.  Program begins at 7 p.m.  Check-out is by 1 p.m. on Sunday. We will enjoy a vegetarian lunch together at the conclusion of the program.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Please mail your reservation form and deposit for receipt by Still Water Sangha by March 28, 2002.  Early registration is encouraged, as space is limited.
SCHOLARSHIPS: Please call Christine Dawkins at (805) 964-7372 if you need financial assistance to attend.  

Chris: (805) 964-7372, maitri@freeway101.net             
Rachel (805) 569-3223, rachelraygately@aol.com