Sayadaw U Tejaniya is renowned for his radically simple approach to meditation and his relatable personality. At his monastery in Burma, meditation is not about achieving rarified experiences under strict retreat conditions. On the contrary, meditation is for living naturally in the present moment with awareness and wisdom.
On this retreat, two of Sayadaw U Tejaniya’s senior students will offer teachings that feel more like a conversation between advanced yogis. InsightLA welcomes Alexis Santos and his 20+ years of experience and first time teaching at Big Bear Retreat Center.
LC and Alexis will share their experiences on their meditation journey with Sayadaw in Burma and the way it has translated into their real life practice while exchanging ideas with yogis of the yogis’ own journeys and efforts at real life applications in the hopes of enabling an applicable and relatable Dhamma practice that each can tailor to their individual needs and life situations
Taking this fresh approach to retreat practice, we aspire to increase our access to practical wisdom, to experience real and lasting change in the place where it truly matters: our everyday life.
Arrival and check-in 2-4pm
Retreat Ends 11am
“Lien Chi “LC” Tran is one of the most experienced practitioners amongst the new generation of teachers.”
“LC is a teacher like no other in the west. She is of the Burmese Vietnamese tradition but with her own personal spin on Meditation. She is one of the most generous teachers of the dharma I have encountered. She is driven by immense faith to share and pass the wisdom of the teachings to others. Her personal experiences that are shared are an impeccable reminder of the universal nature of suffering and the path to freedom. I feel very blessed to have had this retreat and the karma momentum that it has brought me and my family.”
“My retreats with LC have been nothing short of mind-altering. Her refreshing, more simple approach to meditation and mindfulness is very direct, real, and grounded, and her level of genuine kindness and humility is admirable. I’ve been practicing meditation for years, and her approach was like a bright light illuminating a path that was there the whole time but wasn’t clear until now.”
“LC’s level of practice was mind-blowing. Her extremely practical and experience based teachings stood in stark contrast to many other teachers I have studied with in the past.”
Dana/Generosity: Teacher compensation is not included in the registration fee. There will be an opportunity at the end of retreat to make a donation to the teachers. Thank you for your support! *note: as of June 2023, we will not be accepting cash and there is not an ATM at BBRC. Credit cards and checks are accepted.
COVID Requirements (read more):
-Proof of full vaccination + boost
-Proof of negative covid PCR test within 3 days prior to arrival
-Masks Required for the first 48-72 hours then optional after secondary rapid testing
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