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The Buddha's Way to Well-Being and Happiness: Insight Meditation Retreat (4 days)
May 13 – 17, 2015 (Wednesday 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.
The Buddha was called ‘the Happy One.’ His life and practice provided the foundation for what he later described as the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path. This retreat, open to all, will follow the Buddha’s path of mindfulness, concentration and lovingkindness, illustrating how each of us can move from attachment to freedom, from confusion to clarity, and from tension to ease.
Sitting and walking in silence, and investigating the flow of experience moment by moment, we can relinquish the causes of suffering and reclaim our natural happiness.
A daily period of mindful movement for all levels of experience and body types will be offered by Malaika Tabors.
12 CE credits are available for psychologists, social workers and nurses. More information here.
Howard Cohn has been leading vipassana retreats internationally since 1985. A psychotherapist and an original member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, he brings joy and passion to his teaching with an emphasis on reawakening our natural freedom.
Listen to one of Howard's talks: Happiness of a Buddha given at IMS on on January 31, 2013 – 62 minutes, 42.7 MB (Download, Stream)
Lila Kate Wheeler
Lila Kate Wheeler attended her first IMS retreat in 1977 and began to teach in the mid-2000s. She remains both a teacher and a student, relying on Theravada, Himalayan, Advaita and Western Buddhist wisdom. Her aim is to help people cultivate insight, tolerance and love. She is also a writer.
Listen to one of Lila's talks: Unconditional Mindfulness given at IMS on January 28, 2011 – 60 minutes, 41.1 MB (Download, Stream)
Alex Haley is a faculty member at the University of Minnesota where he teaches various mindfulness courses. He has been trained by the Center for Mindfulness, the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, the Center for Spirituality & Healing, and is currently going through the IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training.