November 2021

29Nov(Nov 29)2:30 PM05Dec(Dec 5)11:00 AMConcentration and InsightStrengthening the Foundations of Practice(November 29) 2:30 PM - (December 5) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Susie Harrington; Dawn Scott; Jessica Morey; Oren Jay Sofer, SEP; Marjolein Janssen (trainee) Sold OutOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details


Dates: Monday to Sunday, November 29-December 5, 2021 (6 nights). Code 312R21.
Sliding Scale: $300-$2100, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.


The foundational Buddhist meditation practices are the collecting and clarifying of the mind, and cultivating the conditions for Insight. On this retreat we will look carefully and practice creating the conditions that allow the meditation practice to flourish and wisdom to arise. Specific guidance will be given around the different aspects of practice will be offered with an emphasis on the practitioner knowing what and why they are doing the practice they are and what the results that may follow. Open to all interested meditators with a willingness to investigate and experiment with their practice approaches.

Scholarship offerings: In returning to the land, we will also be returning to our pre-pandemic scholarship options and policies. All scholarship rates require a minimum fee ($50/night). While we are not able to offer “no one turned away”-type of scholarships for in-person retreats, they are still available for online offerings.

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  • Dawn Scott

    Dawn Scott

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  • Jessica Morey

    Jessica Morey

    Jessica is the executive director and lead teacher of Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme). She began practicing meditation at age 14 on teen retreats offered by the Insight Meditation Society (IMS). Jessica has attended longer retreats in Asia and the US, and is a founding board member and lead teacher for iBme teen retreats. Before joining iBme, Jessica worked in clean energy and climate policy and finance. She holds a BA in Environmental Engineering and Masters degrees in Sustainable Development and International Affairs. Her published works range from the chapter ‘Ordinary Awakening’ in Blue Jean Buddha to Conflict Resolution of the Boruca Hydro-Energy Project: Renewable Energy Production in Costa Rica. She combined these areas of passion in an article in the Shambhala Sun, Bodhi Trees, about the relevance of Buddhist practice to heal our relationship with the natural world. She loves yoga, being outside and dancing in any form.

  • Marjolein Janssen

    Marjolein Janssen

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  • Oren Jay Sofer, SEP

    Oren Jay Sofer, SEP

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  • Susie Harrington

    Susie Harrington

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