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.
This weekend retreat will be dedicated to the ancient forms of sitting and walking meditation, within the silence, simplicity, and beauty of the time-honored retreat environment.
The teaching on this retreat will focus on the theme of a magnanimous heart, which implies a heart and mind of spaciousness and buoyancy. Various teachings and perspectives will be introduced and practiced in relationship to the subjects of loss, grief, joy, and liberation.
Saturday morning will be focused on teachings having to do with loss and the “Five Recollections” taught by the Buddha. Saturday afternoon, practicing with difficult emotions will be introduced, with an emphasis on metta and compassion. On Sunday morning, teachings having to do with joy and its cultivation will be emphasized, and on Sunday afternoon, principles and practices leading to liberation will be introduced and practiced.
This program is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators and will include guided meditation periods, talks, and time for discussion and questions. Throughout our days together, we will form a spiritual community that will support your practice. 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.)