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Letting Go of Distraction: Insight and Metta Weekend (2 days)
June 19 – 21, 2015 (Friday to Sunday)
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 $17 per night is required (minimum of $34). Email email@example.com to apply.
This retreat, appropriate for those just learning meditation as well as experienced practitioners, will offer the opportunity to completely unplug. This is a chance to re-establish connection with ourselves and the present moment, unmediated by our electronic devices.
Except for guidance from the teacher, the course will be in silence. Instruction will be given in the practice of insight and metta (lovingkindness) meditations.
A Message from IMS’s Guiding Teachers
Work on expanding and improving IMS’s Retreat Center dining room is scheduled to start in April or May 2015 and to continue through late August.
Inevitably, this will result in construction and machinery noise. However, this will not be sustained and will mostly take place outdoors during regular construction hours, usually Monday – Friday, 7:00am–4:00pm. Toward the end of the project, there will be some indoor work, but this will be planned for between courses.
To help minimize the impact of the noise, windows in our Retreat Center meditation hall will be kept closed. (The air circulation and conditioning system there allows fresh air to move around very well, without opening windows.)
We have decided to continue offering retreats throughout this building period, knowing that conditions for practice are rarely perfect. We trust that this construction endeavor can be met with the equanimity and grace with which we meet a range of conditions in our lives.
All of us at IMS look forward to supporting you on retreat.
Winnie Nazarko started dharma practice 30 years ago, asking, "Why does there have to be suffering in the world?" She teaches to help individuals realize their full potential for clarity, balance, kindness and wisdom.
Listen to one of Winnie's talks: Seeing the Good given at IMS on November 11, 2011 – 55 minutes, 37.8 MB (Download, Stream)