Heartfelt Wisdom: Insight Meditation Retreat – WPA (3 days)

June 18 – 21, 2018 (Monday to Thursday)

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

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

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.

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

Assistants

Devin Berry

Devin Berry has practiced meditation since 1999 and has undertaken several longer-term retreats. He teaches at East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, CA, and nationally. He has completed Spirit Rock’s Dedicated Practitioners Program and is currently a participant in the 2017-2021 IMS Teacher Training Program.


Kate Johnson

Kate Johnson loves working at the intersections of spiritual practice, social action and creativity, and is a participant in Spirit Rock's 2017-2021 Teacher Training Program. She is the author of Friendship as Freedom: Mindful Practices for Resisting Oppression and Building Community.