This program will be held online via Zoom. All registrants will receive the link to join the program in their Order Confirmation email.
We cultivate the Noble Eightfold Path using two different, yet complimentary modes of practice. In one mode we are using technique: Relax and connect with the body, feel sensations, follow the breath from beginning to end, notice impermanence. Basically, we follow instructions on and off the cushion. In the other mode we are using intuition and a more felt sense of the experience: This feels about right, that doesn’t feel quite right. This feels like home, that feels like suffering.
During this day-long online retreat we will explore what it’s like to be in the more intuitive, heart-felt mode of practice. We will also work with the ever-changing balance between technique and heart or intuition, bringing balance to our practice when one or the other becomes too predominant.
Appropriate for both new and experienced practitioners, our day together will include talks, discussion, sitting and walking meditation.
Full and partial scholarships are available. Everyone is welcome.
Chas DiCapua has been practicing mindfulness and Buddhist meditation, primarily in the Theravada school, for over 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.