There are many ways to enter into the truth of things and to discover inner liberation of heart and mind. One classical way in the Buddha’s teachings is through the doorway of impermanence. To understand and live in alignment with the temporary nature of experiences is to find a true place to rest. During this retreat, we will explore this law of nature in a variety of ways, finding out where our stuck places are and moving through them into spaciousness and ease.
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 retreat is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators and will include talks, discussion, sitting meditation as well as time for questions. 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.