Wisdom and Compassion for Our Time: Insight Meditation Weekend – WJH (3 days)

February 22 – 25, 2018 (Thursday to Sunday)

Registration for this retreat is closed

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

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

A limited number o
f fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists are available.

As our capacity for wisdom and compassion deepens, our ability to bring about real and transformative change in the world increases. This retreat, open to all, will focus on developing meditative tools to help us better understand key issues of our time, and to address them with greater awareness and balance of mind.

The course will be held in the context of silence, with structured intentional dialogue exercises. The format will include alternate periods of silent sitting and walking meditation, daily talks about the teachings, and group meetings with the teachers. An optional daily period of mindful movement will be offered by trainee assistant Leslie Booker.


JoAnna Hardy

JoAnna Hardy has practiced in multiple traditions since 1999, and in 2005 her practice landed on the Theravada insight tradition. Retreat teaching, bringing the Dharma to communities and individuals who don't typically have access to traditional settings, and building multicultural community are her focus. She is co-guiding teacher at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society.

Alexis Santos

Alexis Santos has practiced insight meditation since 2001, including training as a Buddhist monk in Burma with Sayadaw U Tejaniya. He brings a practical, intuitive and compassionate approach to the development of wisdom. Teaching retreats in the US and internationally, he offers daily life practice support online at his website livingdharma.io.


Leslie Booker

Leslie Booker brings her heart, wisdom and compassion to the intersection of social justice, yoga and mindfulness. A graduate of Spirit Rock's Community Dharma Leaders Program and a current participant in Spirit Rock's 2017-2021 Teacher Training Program, she teaches nationally utilizing the foundation of Dharma and embodied wisdom practices.