Through the six sense doors, humans are constantly in relationship with whatever is happening. From our interactions with each other, to a sound that reaches the ear, there is relationship. The important question in terms of Dharma practice is, What kind of relationship is it? Will it be one that supports happiness or suffering?
We will use the important mental factor of Investigation to help us explore what our relationship is with any given moment. Mindfulness of the body will be cultivated and used to support knowing whether the relationship it one that is skillful or unskillful.
This retreat will be supportive for both beginning and more experienced meditators. Our day together will include talks, discussion, sitting and walking meditation. Everyone is welcome.
Chas DiCapua has been practicing mindfulness and Buddhist meditation, primarily in the Theravada school, for 30 years. In 2003 he was invited to be the Resident Teacher at the Insight Meditation Society where he continues to serve in that role. He is interested in how the basic material of our everyday lives, including relationships, can be used as a vehicle for awakening. A graduate of the IMS/Spirit Rock teacher training, Chas teaches retreats at IMS and at various centers and sanghas throughout the country.