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At its core, meditation is the process of developing the heart and mind. Developing awareness and wisdom directly lessens our own suffering and brings about the capacity for compassionate action in the world we share. Cultivating these qualities in a relaxed and natural way reminds us that a deeper freedom is possible and available in the very life we’re living.
As we will explore on this retreat, it is through a patient, moment-to-moment awareness that we can discover the transformative power and joy of this practice. Drawing on the teachings of Theravadin Buddhist monk and author Sayadaw U Tejaniya, we'll emphasize a relaxed continuity of awareness, specifically looking at how the mind is relating to whatever is arising in each moment.
Beginning and experienced meditators are welcome to join us for this silent retreat. The daily schedule will include meditation guidance, periods of sitting and walking practice, talks by the teachers and Q&A. Please note that this retreat will at times offer a more open schedule, which we find supportive of this natural and easeful awareness.
A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.
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.