This retreat will be dedicated to an exploration of the many ways we judge ourselves and others, and the ways that mindfulness, wisdom, and loving-kindness can transform the energy of judging into discernment and compassion.
The format of this five-day retreat invites each of us to intentionally combine formal meditation and daily life as dharma practice. We start with a weekend, emphasizing the familiar formal practices of sitting and walking meditation. For the subsequent three days, we will meet in the evenings only. Participants will be given a meditation exercise to practice with during the day, an exercise directly concerned with daily life. Coming together again at the end of the day we will sit, walk and share our experiences of working with the exercises.
Individual interviews may be offered. This program is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators. Participants must attend both Saturday and Sunday, and are strongly encouraged to attend all five days. For those unable to attend any of the weekdays, we offer weekend-only registration.