Since the time of the Buddha, intensive retreat practice has been considered essential to the deepening of one's life and learning through the development of stability and insight. A simple and supportive retreat environment encourages continuity of awareness and the development of such qualities as confidence, resilience, attention and the unfolding of wisdom and compassion.
This is a full day of meditation with few interruptions. We will spend the day sitting and walking together in silence with no talks, instruction or interviews to pull us away from settling as deeply as possible into our practice. The retreat will conclude with an open period to discuss our experiences during the day and Q&A.
Please review the prerequisites for this retreat.
Doug Phillips has taught insight meditation since 1995. He brings a strong commitment and interest to the integration of formal practice and intimacy in relationships in daily living. His teaching has been deeply influenced by Larry Rosenberg, Vimala Thakar and J. Krishnamurti, and he is the Senior Guiding Teacher for Empty Sky Sangha in West Cornwall, CT and Lexington, MA. Doug is also an authorized teacher of Koan Zen in the Soto tradition and a psychologist in private practice in Newton, MA.