In meditation, we learn to cultivate helpful states like calm and concentration, and we also learn to develop the ability to bring kind interest to whatever it is that's arising in our experience. In this half-day retreat we'll explore the capacity of the mind to have friendly interest in all aspects of our present-moment experience, and the way this attitude of mind can bring clarity and resilience as we navigate through difficulties. With kind interest, we can show up fully for our lives the way they are right now.
For this course, sliding scale fees are $35, $45, $55, or $75. We also offer a scholarship fee of $20, and no-fee enrollment for those who request a fee-waiver. Our “Pay What You Can Afford" system supports the cultivation of a dynamic and inclusive community and contributes to the health and vibrancy of the sangha. Select the rate of your choice when you register. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to request a no-fee enrollment.
A note on dana (generosity)
Most IMS teachers—like insight teachers around the world—rely on the generosity of students for their livelihood, and receive no compensation from course fees. All IMS online teachers receive a modest dana advance from IMS to guarantee a minimum level of financial support. (Click here to learn more about the dana practice.) There will be an opportunity to offer a contribution to your teacher at the end of this course or you may do so here: Donate Now: Teacher Dana.
Schedule:all times listed in Eastern Standard Time EST:
9:00 - 9:45 am Sitting Meditation & Instructions
9:45 - 10:30 am Walking Meditation & Instructions
10:30 - 11:15 am Sitting Meditation & Instructions
11:15 - 11:45 am Dharma talk and/or Q&A
11:45 - 12:15 pm Walking Meditation
12:15 - 12:45 pm Sitting Meditation