On this retreat, we will explore the heart of the Buddha’s teaching: suffering and its causes, and freedom and its causes. With the help and cultivation of our natural and relaxed awareness, we can become intimate with what it is like to be human.
We will train our ability to bear witness to our personal and social pains, and will immerse ourselves in timeless teachings to incline our hearts and minds toward appreciating the joy of living.
By taking refuge in a loving and kind awareness, we can slow down to listen to the truths of the present moment and find peace in our own awakened heart.
This course is open to everyone. We will honor and abide in noble silence throughout each day. The retreat format includes alternate periods of silent sitting and walking meditation practice, meetings with the teachers and opportunities for questions.
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 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.