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 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. Everyone is welcome. Both days will include sitting meditation, talks, discussion and time for questions and discussion. You are encouraged to attend both days, however, Saturday-only registration is also available.