September 2021

25Sep(Sep 25)6:00 PM02Oct(Oct 2)11:00 AMFall Insight Meditation Retreat -- ONLINE(September 25) 6:00 PM - (October 2) 11:00 AM Online Teacher(s): Phillip Moffitt, MA, SEP; Tuere Sala; Dawn Scott; Matthew Brensilver, PhD No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Sunday to Saturday, September 25-October 2, 2021 (8 days). A daily schedule will be posted closer to the retreat.
Sliding Scale: $320-$2400, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s). Code 295R21.

Please Note: This retreat is offered online only. We invite you to try this creative form of practice as we take care of one another and respond skillfully to COVID-19.


Description:
Beneath the fragmentation and pain of this time, something is rumbling deep in our minds. It is as if the tectonic plates are moving inside us, but we don’t know exactly where everything will land. How can we stabilize ourselves and leverage the moment to understand the Dharma more deeply and soften our hearts more fully?

This Insight retreat will explore the power of goodness amidst the intensity of our human condition. The pāramīs serve to guide our hearts: generosity, morality, renunciation, wisdom, energy, patience, truthfulness, resolution, lovingkindness, and equanimity. These forces of goodness do not erase suffering, but guide us towards wisdom and compassion.

Practicing within our own homes offers an unusual opportunity. Our home can offer a sense of comfort but our habit energies are often strongest there. Home retreat can be transformative in ways we do not experience in residential retreats. It allows us to deeply integrate this spiritual path into our living space, creating the visual and temporal reminders of path and practice in our own home.

Traditional meditation instruction will be combined with a spirit of lovingkindness and silent sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks, and small group practice meetings with teachers. This retreat is open to new and experienced meditators.

All are welcome! No one will be turned away for lack of funds as space allows. For more information, please email Registration@spiritrock.org.

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