Heartfelt Wisdom: Insight and Lovingkindness Retreat – PA (5 days)

December 15 – 20, 2017 (Friday to Wednesday)

There may be rides available for this retreat. You can also offer a ride. Click here to view the listings.

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.


Can the qualities of friendliness, care, courage, joy and balance create the right conditions for the deepening of wisdom? Or are they simply beautiful expressions of it? Or both? While silently sitting and walking with meditative presence, and with guidance from the teachers, we can open more fully to the life both around us and inside of us. Through the quality of this connection, we can discover for ourselves how living with a sense of fullness and engagement might be possible. This retreat is open to all.

An optional daily period of mindful movement will be offered by Leslie Booker.

Teachers

Pascal Auclair

Pascal Auclair has been immersed in the dharma since 1997, studying with revered Asian monastic and lay Western teachers. A co-founder of True North Insight Meditation Centre in Canada, he enjoys sharing the Buddha's teachings internationally with all curious people. Photo: © salva magaz/www.magaz.com

Listen to one of Pascal's talks: How Letting Go Happens given at IMS on January 1, 2016 – 49 minutes, 33.8 MB Download

Bonnie Duran

Bonnie Duran, DrPH, began Buddhist meditation practice over 35 years ago. She enjoys teaching Spirit Rock's Dedicated Practitioners Program, short and long retreats, and holds a People of Color and Allies Sangha in Seattle, WA. She also directs the University of Washington's Center for Indigenous Health Research.

Listen to one of Bonnie's talks: Mana (Conceit) and Skillful Means given at IMS on November 9, 2015 – 49 minutes, 33.8 MB Download

Assistants

Roxanne Dault

Roxanne Dault has been practicing meditation for over 10 years, both in Asia and in the West. Teaching at True North Insight in Canada, she is also trained in Somatic Experiencing® for the healing of stress and trauma. She is a participant in the 2017-2021 IMS Teacher Training Program.