This program will be hosted both in-person and online (hybrid). This is the registration page to join online, via Zoom. (Register here if you prefer to attend in person.) Registrants will receive the link to join the program in their Order Confirmation email. Times are ET.
Grief and all of the expressions of grief – sorrow, despair, anguish, distress, etc. – is a natural reaction to loss. Although, because of the law of impermanence, loss is inevitable in the lives of us all, we can relate to our reactions to loss in ways that ease and liberate. We do so by understanding how the teachings of the Buddha and the path of practice can ease our pain and offer a pathway to a deeper understanding of suffering and its release.
There are four skillful ways to release grief: the practice of non-dwelling, the practice of letting go of “me” and “mine”, gratitude practice, and the practice of going into the heart of the pain and experiencing it as it is. Approaching each of these practices from the perspective of compassion – caring for the heart – enlarges our capacity to release the weight of grief that has come from loss, whether current, recent, or long past.
This retreat is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators and will include sitting meditation, walking meditation, talks, and discussion. Everyone is welcome.
Full and partial scholarships are available up to 72 hours before the start of the program. This program will not be recorded.
(Closed Captions (CC) for CIMC Programs are generated through “livestreaming” via Rev.com. CIMC programs are not livestreamed to any other platform for any other use.)