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Fall Retreat

In-person with our Guiding Teacher, Chas DiCapua

When: Friday, September 30, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (in person only)

                  Saturday, October 1, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (in person + Zoom)

Where: Allen Avenue UU Church

                    524 Allen Ave, Portland, ME 04103

Topic: Removing The Second Arrow



There are many challenges in life that can make it difficult. From the perspective of freedom from suffering, this is not inherently a problem. Life is just difficult at times. Where it becomes problematic is when we add to the difficulty. It is this extra layer that we add, usually in the form of some type of resistance, that causes us to suffer. 


We will use our day together to pay close attention to the particular form of investigation used in meditation that notices how we are relating to what is happening. We will begin to train our attention to move from the particular object that is arising to how we are relating to that object. 


This area of meditation is particularly relevant to our daily lives. In addition, it offers us an opportunity to transform the difficulties in our lives from being events that perpetuate suffering, to being a gateway to greater ease and happiness. 

Retreat Details

Friday night will be an opportunity for in-person conversation and community building with each other and with Chas. On Saturday, participants may attend in person or over Zoom. We will observe Noble Silence throughout the day to support our practice.

  • After you register for the retreat, you will receive an email with further details.

  • NOTE: Please bring your lunch on Saturday; tea will be offered both Friday evening and Saturday.


There will be baskets for dana (check or cash) for our teacher and to cover the rent for the space ($350). You will also have the option of offering dana through Chas’ PayPal or Venmo accounts or here on our website.


We look forward to seeing you on September 30 and October 1!

Register Here

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