25Mar01AprFEATURED EVENTDeepening Your Meditation Through Stillness and Movement(March 25) 3:00 PM - (April 1) 11:30 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Phillip Moffitt, JoAnna Hardy, Erin Treat, Alex Haley, Anne Cushman (yoga), Teja Bell (qigong), Leslie Booker (trainee), Solwazi Johnson (trainee)
Date: Sunday, March 25, 3:00pm - Sunday, April 1, 11:30am Cost: $1760 - $800 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 342R18. Closed for Registration. Prerequisite: Completion of
Date: Sunday, March 25, 3:00pm – Sunday, April 1, 11:30am
Cost: $1760 – $800 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 342R18.
Closed for Registration.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least one 3-night silent Vipassana retreat.
This is a seven-night Vipassana retreat emphasizing body and energy awareness. In the systematic teaching of Vipassana meditation, it is mindfulness of the body in stillness and movement that are taught first. Thus, mindfulness of the body becomes the ground for understanding emotions and mind states as they arise in practice whether they are pleasant or difficult. Moreover, for many meditation students practicing mindfulness of the body arouses various kinds of bodily energetic experiences that can be confusing, alarming or enticing.
This silent retreat will offer teachings and a time for discussion of such energetic experiences. Many subtle understandings in regard to stillness and movement will be explored. The primary focus of the retreat is to help you learn how to utilize body awareness more skillfully in your meditation and in daily life. A number of different movement practices may be offered during the retreat.
Celeste Young will be a Teacher Trainee for this retreat.
Also remember that the cost above is priced as a sliding scale. Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This allows others who need to pay less the opportunity to attend. Fee is for room and board. Teaching and staffing of the retreats is by donation at the end of the retreat. For more information, see Retreat FAQ.
Booker brings her heart and wisdom to the intersection of Dharma, embodied practice, and activism. She began working with system-involved populations in 2005 and was a senior teacher and Director of Trainings with Lineage Project for 10 years, and facilitated an intervention on Riker's Island from 2009-2011 through NYU. Booker shares her expertise nationally on creating culturally responsive environments and changing the paradigm of self and community care. She has spoken at Mind&Life Institute’s International Symposium, Contemplative Minds in Higher Education, and Mindfulness in Education conferences, as well as at universities across the country. She is a co-founder of the Yoga Service Council at Omega Institute, and the Meditation Working Group of Occupy Wall Street. Booker is a co-author of Best Practices for Yoga in a Criminal Justice Setting, a contributor to Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality’s report on Gender & Trauma, YOGA: The Secret of Life, and Sharon Salzberg's book Happiness at Work. Booker is on faculty with the Engaged Mindfulness Institute and Off the Mat Into the World. She is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Mindful Yoga and Meditation training (2012), Community Dharma Leaders’ Training (2017), and will complete Spirit Rock’s Teacher Training in 2020. View Booker's upcoming programs.
Phillip Moffitt, MA, SEP