Return to Wholeness: Opening to Wisdom & Love

Registration is open, with a waitlist.

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February 23 - March 01, 2023 (Thursday to Wednesday)

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 cultivate our capacity to abide in wisdom and love through the integration of the mind, body, heart. It is the integration of wisdom and love that can take us to freedom in this very life, here and now. The practices of the heart and the wisdom born from understanding can create the conditions for an integrated awareness. By engaging the heartmind through reflection and the practices of Lovingkindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy and Equanimity we can open and move towards wholeness as we walk this spiritual journey called life.

This course will be held in noble silence, and we welcome the diversity of all who 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.

An optional daily session of mindful movement will be offered by Juan Sosa.

All Hemera Contemplative Fellowships have been awarded for 2023. Please feel free to check back in 2023 for any updates.

Teacher Support: Most IMS teachers—like insight teachers around the world—offer their teachings freely, and rely on the generosity of students for their livelihood. Teachers do not generally receive compensation from IMS program fees. Click here to learn more about teacher support. There will be an opportunity to offer a contribution to your teachers at the end of this program, or you may donate now.