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Cultivating a Wise Heart: Insight Meditation Retreat (5 days)
December 15 – 20, 2015 (Tuesday to Sunday)
Registration for this retreat is closed
Spaces still available!
All You Choose fee spaces for ages 18-26 have been filled.
All scholarship funds have been awarded.
Hemera Fellowships for this retreat have been filled.
Life presents us with the challenge of living from a place of wisdom and its resulting true happiness, rather than from delusion and its corresponding suffering. Insight meditation leads us towards that wisdom. As understanding deepens, we can live life with a wiser and more loving heart.
This silent retreat, open to all, aims to strengthen our understanding, enabling us to use everything in life as food for freedom.
Annie Nugent has practiced since 1979 and was an IMS Resident Teacher, 1999-2003. Her teaching style aims to reveal how all aspects of our lives can help us come to a clear and direct understanding of the Truth.
Listen to one of Annie's talks: Trust in the Unfolding Process of the Dharma given at IMS – 55 minutes, 23.2 MB (Download, Stream)
Deborah Ratner Helzer
Deborah Ratner Helzer has practiced with Western and Asian teachers in the Theravada tradition since 1995, including a year as a nun in Burma. She has been teaching in the Washington, DC, area and around the country since 2001.
Listen to one of Deborah's talks: Opening the Door to Insight given at IMS on August 4, 2014 – 57 minutes, 39.5 MB (Download, Stream)