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Heartfelt Wisdom: Insight and Lovingkindness Retreat (4 days)

February 12 – 16, 2015 (Thursday to Monday)

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Can the qualities of friendliness, care, joy and balance create the right conditions for the deepening of wisdom? Or are they simply beautiful expressions of it? Or both?

While silently sitting and walking with meditative presence, and with guidance from the teachers, we can open more fully to the life both around us and inside of us. Through the quality of this connection, we can discover for ourselves how living with a sense of fullness and freedom might be possible.

This retreat is open to all.

Teachers

Pascal Auclair

Pascal Auclair has been immersed in the dharma since 1997, studying with revered Asian monastic and lay Western teachers. A co-founder of True North Insight Meditation Centre in Canada, he enjoys sharing the Buddha's teachings internationally with all curious people. Photo: © salva magaz/www.magaz.com

Listen to one of Pascal's talks: Four Ways We Get Too Tight given at IMS on August 2, 2011 – 64 minutes, 44.3 MB (Download, Stream)

Anushka Fernandopulle

Anushka Fernandopulle is on the Teachers Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and also works as a leadership coach and management consultant. Her teaching is informed by arts, nature, politics, social justice and modern urban life.

Listen to one of Anushka's talks: Metta: Digging a Good Trench in the Heart given at IMS on August 1, 2009 – 54 minutes, 37.6 MB (Download, Stream)

Assistants

Alexis Santos

Alexis Santos has practiced insight meditation since 2001. A longtime student of Sayadaw U Tejaniya, his teaching emphasizes knowing the mind through a natural and relaxed continuity. He brings a practical, intuitive and compassionate approach to the development of wisdom.

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