Awareness, Pure and Simple: Insight Meditation Retreat – MK (5 days)

January 27 – February 1, 2017 (Friday to Wednesday)

Registration for this retreat is closed

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This retreat is full with a short waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

All You Choose fee spaces for ages 18-26 have been filled.


From the perspective of the Buddha’s teachings, there are basically two ways that we as human beings can live our lives. We can either be mindful of the present moment and its contents, or not. The consequences are diametrically opposed. Being mindful of the present moment supports happiness and the understanding of what leads to happiness in our lives. Not being mindful leads to suffering without understanding what leads to it, or how to let it go. Simply, the source of happiness and unhappiness lies in our own minds and hearts.

During this silent retreat, suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, we will explore various techniques and approaches that train the heart and mind to be present in a way that is both relaxed and alert, kind and compassionate.

An optional daily period of yoga will be offered by Éowyn Ahlstrom.

Teachers

Madeline Klyne

Madeline Klyne has loved the dharma since 1986. A co-founder of South Shore Insight Meditation Center, she teaches there and at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center. Madeline also leads retreats for LGBTIQ communities at other meditation centers.

Listen to one of Madeline's talks: Life is Fleeting given at IMS on September 15, 2007 – 47 minutes, 21.5 MB Download

Chas DiCapua

Chas DiCapua has offered meditation since 2001. He is interested in how all aspects of life can be used toward awakening. Currently the IMS Resident Teacher, he teaches throughout the US.

Listen to one of Chas's talks: Renunciation given at IMS on July 31, 2016 – 67 minutes, 33.4 MB Download