The degree to which we understand that no experience is outside of our practice, and that all experiences are to be known clearly, without judgment, is the degree to which our practice will unfold organically and with as much ease as possible. Of course, the opposite is true. If we start to judge ourselves, and think our freedom comes from having certain experiences and not having others, our practice will be a struggle and will not be nearly as fruitful.
In this retreat, we will practice noticing what our felt experience is when we can simply allow life to unfold and be known. And, we will practice noticing what our felt experience is when we judge what is happening. Then, wisdom can make an informed decision about what is the best way to practice and live our lives!
This program is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators. Our day together will include talks, discussion, sitting and walking meditation.
Chas DiCapua has been practicing mindfulness and Buddhist meditation, primarily in the Theravada school, for 25 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.