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People of Color Retreat (6 days)
June 20 – 26, 2014 (Friday to Thursday)
Registration for this retreat is closed
This retreat is full with a wait list. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.
This insight meditation course, co-sponsored by IMS and New York Insight Meditation Center, creates a space of ease and support for people of color to meditate together and cultivate inner freedom. Held in an environment of silence, it provides an in-depth experience of the Buddha’s teachings on mindful awareness, illuminating a path toward healing and greater happiness. Those without previous meditation experience are encouraged to participate.
The teachers will be assisted by DaRa Williams, and a daily period of optional yoga will be offered by Leslie Booker.
Our wish is to make this retreat accessible to any person of color who would like to attend. We offer a ‘You Choose’ fee option for this course, charging a minimum of just $15 per night. Those who can contribute more, however, help ensure that the community of POC meditators continues to flourish.
Free bus transportation is provided on a first-come, first-served basis between New York City and IMS. To reserve a seat, complete your registration, and then call us at 978-355-4378, ext. 0.
Bonnie Duran, DrPH, began Buddhist meditation practice 35 years ago. She enjoys teaching Spirit Rock's Dedicated Practitioners Program, short and long retreats, and holds a People of Color and Allies Sangha in Seattle, WA. She also directs the University of Washington's Center for Indigenous Health Research.
Listen to one of Bonnie's talks: Mana (Conceit) and Skillful Means given at IMS on September 15, 2012 – 53 minutes, 32.3 MB (Download, Stream)