Holistic Awareness: Monastic Retreat

Registration for this retreat is closed

Registration is closed for this retreat.
April 13 - April 21, 2014 (Sunday to Monday)

This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 20 people. Please consider choosing another retreat

Western nuns and monks from the Theravada monastic tradition teach each year at the Retreat Center. The 2014 course, open to all, will focus on holistic awareness - accessing an awareness that supports and balances the body, heart and mind. Retreatants are asked to observe the eight monastic precepts, which include abstaining from eating after noon each day, and to participate fully in the daily routine of silent sitting, standing and walking meditation. There will also be group interviews.

Group practice will begin each morning with an offering to the Triple Gem, such as flowers, light (in the form of candles) and incense or water, as well as chanting. Along with the renunciation, the acts of offering and homage establish the heart-tone of the retreat.

Our wish is to make this retreat accessible to anyone who would like to attend. We offer a 'You Choose' fee option for this course, charging a minimum of just $15 per night. Those who can contribute more, however, help IMS to continue offering financial aid to as many people as possible.