All aspects of our lives hold the potential for deep and direct seeing into the nature of suffering and discovering a path to freedom. This retreat will support this process of awakening by encouraging a continuity of mindfulness in all activities throughout the day, while developing a kind and wise attitude in relating to whatever arises.
As we awaken and connect more fully to the present moment, all of life is then experienced as meditation. And with this understanding, we discover that each moment of our unfolding lives provides an opportunity for nurturing our innate capacity for kindness and wisdom.
This course, held within the context of silence, is suitable for both new and experienced meditators. The format will include meditation instruction, silent sitting and walking meditation periods, as well as talks about the Buddha’s teachings and meetings with the teachers. Guided metta (lovingkindness) practice will be offered each day.
A daily period of mindful movement will also be offered by Sabra Saperstein.
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