It is 2,600 years since Siddhartha Gautama experienced a profound awakening and became the Buddha. In our current times, what does it mean for us to fully wake up? Throughout this insight meditation retreat, we will seek to answer this question through Buddhist teachings and practices, which offer a path toward greater clarity, compassion, freedom and ease of being. We will draw on stories and myths from the lives of the women surrounding the historical Buddha to create a more inclusive, fully embodied archetypal map of the spiritual journey.
This course will be held in noble silence, and we welcome the diversity ofallwho seek to deepen their practice and understanding of the Buddha’s teachings. We invite both beginning and experienced meditators to join us for this exploration. The daily schedule will include meditation instruction, alternate periods of sitting and walking practice, talks by the teachers, Q&A and discussion.
This retreat is full with a short waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.
Two of our three scholarship rates are no longer available.
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 $20 per day is required (i.e. a minimum of $100 for the entire retreat). Email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
A limited number of fellowships are available. People with a commitment to service - a deep desire to devote oneself to serving others through their profession - are eligible for a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship. Clickherefor more information and to apply.