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Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: Insight Meditation Retreat (8 days)
July 5 – 13, 2014 (Saturday to Sunday)
Registration for this retreat is closed
This retreat is full with a waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.
All scholarship funds have been awarded.
This insight meditation retreat, open to all, will explore the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, as taught in the satipaṭṭhânas 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 F. Sierra.
Christina Feldman is an IMS guiding teacher, co-founder of Gaia House in England, and a core teacher of Bodhi College in Europe. Teaching meditation retreats since 1976, she 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 for 20 years in Thailand and Europe, he is interested in early Buddhist texts, stillness and contemplative psychology. He is a guiding teacher of Atammaya Cologne, part of Gaia House’s CDP Programme and co-founder of Bodhi Institute.
Listen to one of Akincano's talks: Bhāvanā and Satipaṭṭhāna: Sketch of the Four Channels of Experience given at IMS on June 16, 2015 - 47 minutes, 35.3 MB (Download, Stream)
John Peacock has taught meditation for over 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)