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Heartfelt Wisdom: Insight and Lovingkindness Retreat (4 days)
February 12 – 16, 2015 (Thursday to Monday)
Registration for this retreat is closed
All scholarship funds have been awarded.
Can the qualities of friendliness, care, 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 freedom might be possible.
This retreat is open to all.
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: Four Ways We Get Too Tight given at IMS on August 2, 2011 – 64 minutes, 44.3 MB (Download, Stream)
Anushka Fernandopulle is on the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, lives in San Francisco, and works as a leadership coach and management consultant in addition to teaching dharma around the world. Her teaching is informed by arts, nature, politics, social justice and modern urban life.
Listen to one of Anushka's talks: Metta: Digging a Good Trench in the Heart given at IMS on August 1, 2009 – 54 minutes, 37.6 MB (Download, Stream)
Alexis Santos has practiced insight meditation since 2001, including several years as a Buddhist monk in Burma. A long-time student of Sayadaw U Tejaniya, he brings a practical, intuitive and compassionate approach to the development of wisdom.