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 of You Choose fee spaces are available for ages 18 – 26. This means you can establish your own retreat fee, based on your financial means. A minimum of $20 per day is required (minimum of $80). Email ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ to apply.
A limited number of fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists are available.
All aspects of our lives hold the potential for deep and direct seeing into the nature of suffering and discovering a path to freedom. This retreat will support this process of awakening by encouraging a continuity of mindfulness in all activities throughout the day, while developing a kind and wise attitude in relating to whatever arises.
As we awaken and connect more fully to the present moment, all of life is then experienced as meditation. And with this understanding, we discover that each moment of our unfolding lives provides an opportunity for nurturing our innate capacity for kindness and wisdom.
This course, held within the context of silence, is suitable for both new and experienced meditators. The format will include meditation instruction, silent sitting and walking meditation periods, as well as talks about the Buddha’s teachings and meetings with the teachers. Guided metta (lovingkindness) practice will be offered each day.
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
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.