This program will be held online via Zoom. All registrants will receive the link to join the program in their Order Confirmation email. Time is EDT.
The Buddha encouraged people of all ages to undertake the frequent contemplation of “The Five Recollections” – aging, sickness, death, loss and karma – as a key practice leading to joy and liberation. In this retreat, we will bring our attention to this seeming paradox. We will explore how cultivating an intimate understanding of these great matters of life and death can help us face, and master, our fears.
Over time, with mindfulness and an open heart, we can come to see these conditions of impermanence from a perspective of gratitude. Turning towards the inevitability of change and loss – rather than denying them or turning away -- helps us to more fully appreciate the beauty and preciousness of a life inspired and guided by Dharma practice.
This program is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators. Our time together will include sitting meditation with instructions, talks and time for discussion and questions. Everyone is welcome.
Full and partial scholarships are available.