May 2018

13May(May 13)3:00 PM20(May 20)11:30 AMFEATURED EVENTSettling, Seeing, and Spacious AwarenessA Retreat for Experienced Students3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (20) Upper Walking Hall Teacher(s): Donald Rothberg, Susie Harrington

Event Details

Date: Sunday, May 13, 3:00pm – Sunday, May 20, 11:30am
Cost: Sliding Scale $1760 – $800, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 355R18.

We are very sorry, this retreat has SOLD OUT. Please submit an application if you are interested in being on the residential wait list or a commuter. We do have cancellations, so the longer you’re able to wait, the better your chances of getting in.

Retreat Description:
 Completion of at least two 5-night or longer silent Insight Meditation retreats or permission of the teachers.

In the context of a small retreat, we will train in three inter-related modes of practice. First, we will settle and stabilize our minds and bodies, becoming more concentrated, through both sitting and moving forms of meditation, including regular Qigong. As we settle, we then become better able to examine closely both our experiences of our bodies, thoughts, and emotions, and the general patterns of experience, both more personal and more universal. We see more clearly when we are reactive, when we suffer, when there is a thick sense of self, and we learn to be more with the impermanent flow of experience. We can also tune in more, as we settle and see, to an increasingly unconfined and luminous awareness beyond reactivity, that is a source of freedom, wisdom, and compassion, both in retreat practice and daily life.

**Upper Walking Hall = This retreat is designed as a smaller and more intimate retreat and as such, it is held in the upper Walking Hall. This hall is located at the top of a flight of stairs adjacent to the main meditation hall. It is not accessible by wheelchair or scooter. If you have mobility limitations such that you cannot climb a flight of stairs, this retreat is not appropriate for you. Please call the Registration Department for more details BEFORE you register for this retreat if you have concerns related to accessibility to the upper Walking Hall.


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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.


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