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Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year’s Retreat (9 days)
December 29, 2017 – January 7, 2018 (Friday to Sunday)
A limited number of fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists are available.
The Buddha's teachings offer a pathway to discover inner peace, freedom and the compassionate heart. Through understanding the way things are, we can come to know what it means to awaken in the midst of our life, to be deeply connected to our experience, and yet not bound by it.
This silent retreat will focus on cultivating a quality of conscious presence that embraces our heart, mind and body with acceptance and wisdom. Insight meditation practice will be supported by instructions, lovingkindness meditation and regular meetings with the teachers. All are welcome.
An optional daily period of yoga will be offered by Éowyn Ahlstrom.
Yanai Postelnik has been teaching insight meditation retreats internationally since 1992. His teaching is inspired by the Forest tradition of Thailand and the natural world. He lives in England and is a member of the Teacher Council of Gaia House.
Listen to one of Yanai's talks: Vulnerability, Not Knowing and Openness given at IMS on July 13, 2011 – 54 minutes, 37.6 MB (Download, Stream)
Catherine McGee has practiced and studied Buddhist meditation since 1992, and has taught at Gaia House in England and internationally since 1997. She is also a student of the Diamond Approach of A.H. Almaas.
Anushka Fernandopulle lives in San Francisco, is on the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, and works as a leadership coach and management consultant in addition to teaching dharma around the world. 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)