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Lama Kathy Wesley
The Nine Stages of Shamata

What a wonderful teaching for our Spring Retreat!

Where to start, and what next? Lama Kathy provides practical help for first steps and for continuing on the path. She will teach Saturday morning and afternoon, with a break for lunch. Friday evening, Lama Kathy invites us to join her for an informal question-and-answer chat over tea and cookies.

We will close Saturday with a
refuge ceremony. If you're interested in taking refuge, this is a great opportunity. (If you'd like to know more about taking refuge, email us or ask at any Sunday meditation.)

Spring Retreat Flyer Friday April 21, 7–9pm: Q&A with Lama Kathy

Saturday April 22, 9:30am–5pm: Lama Kathy teaches

Saturday, 5–5:30pm: Refuge ceremony

Our venue is the home of Danny Yahini, just outside Athens: 12180 Pete Smith Road (map). We'll have ride-sharing, too.

The price is $40, which includes Friday evening and Saturday with a vegetarian lunch provided. To attend Saturday only is $30. Space is limited, so make your reservation now.

If money’s tight, let us know. We’ve received a donation to sponsor some attendees this year, and we wouldn’t want you to miss this teaching.

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If you'd like a private interview with Lama Kathy, there will be time for a few; please email.


About Athens KTC

We meet at 37 Ohio Street, in the building of the Factory Street Dance Studio — a converted church with a very nice atmosphere (map).

We meditate at 10 a.m. every Sunday. At 11 a.m. we break for visiting, tea and coffee. At 11:30, we have dharma study: a teaching by Lama Tom Broadwater, or reading and discusing a book together.

There is no charge to join us in meditation, and a free introduction to meditation is always available. We hope you'll stop in Sunday, or some Sunday soon!