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Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: Insight Meditation Retreat (8 days)
July 13 – 21, 2013
This retreat is full with a wait list. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.
All scholarship funds have been awarded, feel free to call us for a payment plan
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.
A Message from IMS’s Guiding Teachers
Inevitably, there'll be some noise as IMS’s project to renovate the Catskills is underway. (Its completion is currently scheduled for late August 2013.) The work, however, will take place primarily indoors during regular construction hours, usually Monday – Friday, 7:00am–4:00pm.
In the Retreat Center meditation hall, the impact of any renovation noise is further reduced by an air circulation and conditioning system that allows fresh air to move around without opening the windows.
The teachers at IMS decided to continue offering retreats throughout this building period, knowing that conditions for practice are rarely perfect. We trust that these particular conditions can be met with the equanimity and grace with which we meet a range of conditions in our lives.
All of us at IMS look forward to supporting you on retreat.
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)
Yanai Postelnik has been teaching insight meditation retreats internationally since 1992. His teaching is inspired by the Forest tradition of Thailand and the natural world. He lives in England and is a guiding teacher of Gaia House.
Listen to one of Yanai's talks: Vulnerability, Not Knowing and Openness given at IMS on July 13, 2011 – 54 minutes, 37.6 MB (Download, Stream)
Gina Sharpe has studied and practiced the dharma for many years in Asia and the US. She has been teaching since 1994 and is the guiding teacher of New York Insight Meditation Center, which she co-founded in 1997.
Listen to one of Gina's talks: Compassion - When Love Meets Suffering given at IMS on August 30, 2011 – 57 minutes, 39.1 MB (Download, Stream)