August 2023

03Aug(Aug 3)9:00 AM06(Aug 6)5:00 PMLiberating Insight and Luminous Awareness: The Heart of Insight MeditationRetreat now in session9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (6) Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Donald Rothberg, PhD CommuterOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Thursday – Sunday, August 3-6, 2023
Daily Schedule: 9:00am – 5:00pm p.m.
Sliding Scale: $280-$1240. Our sliding scale options for this program include financial support for the teacher. Code DR1M23.
Continuing Education Credits: Pending

4-Day “Commuter” Retreat (Non-Residential) to be held on the land!

From an initial basis in settling our minds and bodies, we will focus especially, for the first two days of our retreat, on the three main forms of practice developing liberating insight, what Rob Burbea called “seeing that frees.” This is the heart of insight meditation, both in formal meditation and daily life! We learn to notice more fully the impermanent flow of experience. We see more clearly when there is reactivity (dukkha, often translated as “suffering”). And we track increasingly when there is a “thick” sense of self, tuning in more to an open and luminous awareness beyond reactivity and the thick self. For the third and fourth days, we will continue these practices and also open more to this spacious awareness beyond reactivity, which is a source of freedom, wisdom, and compassion.

Completion of a class or retreat in mindfulness practice and regular mindfulness practice highly recommended.

IMPORTANT – Details on our current COVID Safety Protocols for In-person Retreats/Programs.


  • Donald Rothberg, PhD

    Donald Rothberg, PhD

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