Women in Meditation: Insight Meditation Retreat – WOM (7 days)

March 16 – 23, 2018 (Friday to Friday)

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.

Held within the classical context of silence and sustained insight meditation practice, a powerful sense of community is created that supports our capacity for deepening wisdom and compassion. This course is open to anyone who identifies as a woman - cis, trans or genderqueer. Suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, the retreat will feature daily talks, instructions, guided metta (boundless friendliness) practice and meetings with the teachers.

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

Teachers

Christina Feldman

Christina Feldman is an IMS guiding teacher, co-founder of Gaia House in England, and a core teacher of Bodhi College in Europe. Teaching meditation retreats since 1976, she has recently been involved in the dialogue between cognitive therapies and Buddhist practice. Christina's latest book is Boundless Heart: The Buddha's Path of Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity.

Listen to one of Christina's talks: Standing at the Crossroads given at IMS on July 14, 2017– 52 minutes, 35.3 MB Download

Narayan Liebenson

Narayan Liebenson finds it a joy and a privilege to share the Buddha’s teachings with all who are interested. She serves as an IMS guiding teacher, and has been a guiding teacher of the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center since 1985. Her training includes over 35 years in the Theravada tradition, as well as ten years in Chan with the late Master Sheng-yen.

Listen to one of Narayan's talks: Don't know mind given at IMS on July 18, 2015 – 57 minutes, 39.5 MB Download

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

Assistants

Tuere Sala

Tuere Sala is a guiding teacher of Seattle Insight Meditation Society and Capitol Hill Meditation Group. She has over 25 years of Buddhist meditation experience and is currently a participant in IMS's 2017-2021 Teacher Training Program. Her teaching focus is on strengthening the value of everyday urban practice.