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Mindfulness and Metta: A Retreat for Experienced Meditators (3 days)
July 4 – 7, 2015 (Saturday to Tuesday)
Registration for this retreat is closed
This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 20 people. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit. Jack will also be teaching at the Garrison Institute, July 31 - August 2, 2015.
All scholarship funds have been awarded.
Mindfulness and metta (lovingkindness) are gateways to liberation. During this silent meditation retreat, we will practice together to quiet the mind, open the heart and see our human life with the eyes of wisdom.
Participants are required to have five years of meditation practice. Please document this when registering.
A Message from IMS’s Guiding Teachers
Work on expanding and improving IMS’s Retreat Center dining room has begun and will continue through late summer.
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.
Jack Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in Asia. He is a co-founder of IMS and Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and has taught meditation internationally since 1974. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is the author of a number of books, including The Wise Heart and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry.
Listen to one of Jack's talks: The Garden of the Heart given at IMS on May 5, 2007 – 58 minutes, 26.6 MB (Download, Stream)
Trudy Goodman has practiced Zen and vipassana with Asian and Western teachers since 1974. She founded InsightLA in Los Angeles, co-founded the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy in Boston, and serves both as guiding teacher.
Ruth King has practiced vipassana since 1992. Mentored by Jack Kornfield and a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Dedicated Practitioners’ Program, Ruth teaches nationwide. She has a master's degree in Clinical Psychology, and founded the Mindful Members Practice Community in Charlotte, NC.
Lila Kate Wheeler
Lila Kate Wheeler attended her first IMS retreat in 1977 and began to teach in the mid-2000s. She remains both a teacher and a student, relying on Theravada, Himalayan, Advaita and Western Buddhist wisdom. Her aim is to help people cultivate insight, tolerance and love. She is also a writer.
Listen to one of Lila's talks: Unconditional Mindfulness given at IMS on January 28, 2011 – 60 minutes, 41.1 MB (Download, Stream)