This program is full. Walk-in registration will not be available on Saturday.
"The goal of mindfulness practice is the development of wisdom.” ~ Sayadaw U Tejaniya.
Mindfulness, or awareness, is getting a lot of well-deserved attention these days. Yet the liberating force of our practice comes about through the development of wisdom—insights into the habits of mind that can lead to either suffering or to ease. During this day-long retreat, we will explore the practice of awareness and discover how ordinary moments of mindfulness can become the foundation for the gradual development of insight or wisdom. Nothing special or extra is needed. Everything we need to develop wisdom is available to us in this moment.
This program is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators. Please feel invited to join us for a day of practice in community. There will be periods of sitting and walking, guided meditation as well as reflections to support your practice. There will also be plenty of time for questions and comments.
Alexis Santos has practiced insight meditation in India, Burma and the US since 2001. A long-time student of Sayadaw U Tejaniya, his teaching emphasizes knowing the mind through a natural and relaxed continuity. He is a graduate of the IMS-Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program and brings a practical, intuitive and compassionate approach to the development of wisdom.