Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat – MM (13 days)

May 23 – June 5, 2014 (Friday to Thursday)

Registration for this retreat is closed

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Spaces still available!

All scholarship funds for this retreat have been awarded.

This two-week course, held in an environment of silence, is a precious opportunity to experience the depth of practice and resulting benefits that a longer retreat allows. We will explore the Buddha's teachings on liberation, with an emphasis on the practice of metta, or lovingkindness. Cultivating this quality helps us touch into the wordless depths of our own heart.

By learning to connect with our mind/heart/body process with interest and acceptance, we develop greater understanding and compassion. In this way, we increase our ability to meet life's changes with graceful ease and serenity. With guidance and support from the teachers, both new and experienced meditators will be encouraged to deepen trust in their own practice. There will also be an opportunity for learning and applying traditional styles of reporting one's meditation experience.

An optional daily period of mindful movement for all levels of experience and body types will be offered with the same care and depth of teaching by Sarah Hegarty.