The Buddha observed how easy it is to forget the capacity of the heart for wisdom and love. A meditation retreat can help us remember how essential these qualities are for our very existence.
At first, we may be hesitant to look inside, out of concern for what we may find. But the more deeply we investigate, with a relaxed yet focused attention, the easier it is to know, moment by moment, the reasons we have to love. In letting go of fear and other unsatisfactory, habitual patterns, we discover a heart full of confidence and a mind full of peace.
Throughout this retreat, we will practice meditation together within the refuge of a 2,600-year-old Buddhist legacy of wisdom and kindness. Within the silent container of the course, we can come to know the preciousness of our life and the poignancy of the human condition. From this space of openness, so much goodness unfolds.
The retreat format will include alternate periods of sitting and walking meditation, talks about the teachings, meetings with the teachers, and opportunities for questions. All are welcome!
An optional daily period of mindful movement will be offered by Sabra Saperstein.
This retreat is full with a long 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 $140 for the entire retreat). Email email@example.com 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. Click here for more information and to apply.