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Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: Insight Meditation Retreat (8 days)
July 14 – 22, 2012
Registration for this retreat is closed
This insight meditation retreat, open to all, will explore the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, as taught in the Satipatthâna discourse given by the Buddha. It is a profound teaching that encourages us to place the path of freedom and compassion into the classroom of our lives, nurturing a heart that is receptive and unshakeable. Each day will offer a sustained schedule of formal meditation practice (both insight and lovingkindness), meetings with the teachers, talks and instructions, all within an environment of silence.
An optional daily period of yoga will be offered by Luis Sierra.
23 CEs are available for Psychologists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. An additional fee of $50 will be payable at the end of your retreat when you receive your certificate.
IMS offers CEs for psychologists through the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy (IMP), who is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IMP maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
IMS offers CEs for Licensed Mental Health Counselors also through IMP, who is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) to sponsor continuing education for National Certified Counselors. IMP (Provider #6048) adheres to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines. Credits are applicable for Commonwealth of Massachusetts Counseling/Allied Mental Health and PDP accreditation.
We are not offering CEs through NASW or any other professional organization. However, in some cases CEs offered by APA or NBCC are accepted by other professions. You will need to inquire with your accrediting body as to whether this is the case.
Christina Feldman is an IMS guiding teacher and co-founder of Gaia House in England. She has been teaching insight meditation retreats since 1976 and has recently been involved in the dialogue between cognitive therapies and Buddhist practice. Her books include Compassion and The Buddhist Path to Simplicity.
Listen to one of Christina's talks: The Wisdom of Disappointment given at IMS on March 11, 2007 – 44 minutes, 10.1 MB (Download, Stream)
Akincano is a Swiss Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist. A former monk, he practiced for 20 years in European and Thai Forest monasteries. Particular interests are suttas, stillness and contemplative psychology. He lives in Cologne, Germany, and teaches internationally.
Listen to one of Akincano's talks: A Good Friend given at Gaia House on June 26, 2010 – 56 minutes, 51 MB (Download, Stream)
John Peacock has taught meditation for almost 30 years. He currently teaches Buddhist Psychology at Oxford University in the MBCT masters program. He is also Associate Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and is a member of Gaia House's Teacher Council.
Listen to one of John's talks: Embodying Your Intention given at IMS on July 15, 2012 - 48 minutes, 33 MB (Download, Stream)