A Path of Awakening: Mindfulness, Lovingkindness and Discernment – MG (5 days)

February 17 – 22, 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.

Fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists for this retreat have been filled.

All aspects of our lives hold the potential for deep learning and liberating wisdom. This silent retreat, suitable for both new and experienced meditators, will support the process of awakening by encouraging continuity of awareness and open-hearted exploration of all that arises throughout the day. Emphasis will be on developing a wise and compassionate attitude in mindfulness practice, as well as nurturing a spirit of inquiry. Metta (lovingkindness) practice will be offered daily.


Michael Grady

Michael Grady was a guiding teacher at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center for more than 20 years. He has practiced insight meditation since 1974 and also trained with the late Master Sheng Yen. Michael encourages an attitude in which all of life is viewed as an opportunity for awakening.

Listen to one of Michael's talks: Discovering Ease on a Path of Awareness given at IMS on February 19, 2017 – 52 minutes, 35.3 MB Download

Susan O'Brien

Susan O'Brien has been practicing vipassana meditation since 1980 and has studied with a variety of Western and Asian teachers. She began teaching in 1996 and coordinates the Insight Meditation correspondence course.

Listen to one of Susan's talks: Refuge given at IMS on July 13, 2010 – 51 minutes, 35.1 MB Download

Sara Schedler

Sara Schedler has practiced meditation for over 20 years, and has undergone long-term training in both Asia and the West. She teaches at both IMS and Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Sara currently works at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center and Mindful Schools. She has a particular interest in the practice of metta coupled with insight practice.