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2023 Retreat Calendar

Our upcoming retreats

May 19-20, 2023

July 7-8, 2023

September  14-18, 2023

October 20-21, 2023

December 1-2, 2023

Open Door Meditation Community – Spring Retreat

In-person with our Guiding Teacher, Chas DiCapua

Friday, May 19th, 2023 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (in-person only)

              Saturday, May 20th, 2023 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (in-person only + remote)

Where:   SerenityMe

                       449 Forest Avenue, Suite 210

                       Portland, ME  04101

Topic: What You Are Looking For Is Already Here


The tendency for many people walking the Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path is to think that they are going to get something or become someone. Furthermore, this something or someone will come in the future and will give the person what they are looking for. 


A much more helpful approach, and one that jibes with how things actually are, is to see that what one is looking for is already here. There's nothing to get—only letting go of that which obscures the realization of what is already here. While there is practice and work to be done, it is in the service of creating the conditions that are supportive of realizing this. The instructions, small groups, and Dharma talk will all address how to cultivate this important view of practice. 

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