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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)

There may be rides available for this retreat. You can also offer a ride. Click here to view the listings.

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.

CE credits are available for Psychologists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors.

Teachers

Howard Cohn

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. She teaches insight and lovingkindness practices from Theravada, Himalayan and Western Buddhist traditions. Her aim is to help people find ease, re-training the heart and mind. 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)

Assistants

Alex Haley

Alex Haley leads a weekly meditation group at Yoga Sol in Minneapolis, MN, as well as teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness at Work through the University of Minnesota. He is currently participating in the IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training.

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