This event is the in-person version of a hybrid retreat which will take place both in-person and online. To register for the online version of this event click here. Find directions, information on what to bring and more on this link.
Join Melissa McKay at the beautiful Benedict Canyon Retreat House for two days of intensive Metta meditation practice. The retreat will be held mostly in silence alternating between sitting and walking meditation.
In Buddhist practice, Metta is one of the four brahma viharas which means highest abodes or dwelling place. What that means it is one of the most sublime dwelling places for our hearts and minds. When it is present, it breaks down the walls of limited and negative thinking. It helps us to overcome worry and fears, doubts and sorrows. It brings clarity, serenity and confidence to our minds. And it is a powerful healer of all that afflicts us both mentally and physically.
Everyone is welcome, regardless of previous meditation experience.
6:30-7:30pm Introduction and Talk
Saturday and Sunday:
8:30-9:30 Guided meditation
9:30-10:15 Walking meditation
10:15-11 Sitting meditation
11-11:30 Walking meditation
11:30-12:30pm Lunch and rest
12:30-1:30 Sitting meditation
1:30-2:15 Walking meditation
2:15-3 Sitting meditation
3-3:30 Tea and optional talking
3:30-4 Questions and Discussion
4-9 Continue practice at home (optional Saturday only)
This is a dana retreat. The practice of giving donations/dana helps continue the ancient Buddhist monastic tradition of teaching on a dana basis – dana being the Pali word for generosity or giving freely.
Your contributions help teachers to lead a life devoted to teaching both at InsightLA and in other parts of the world, including communities without the means to donate. Your gifts also allow teachers to take time for their own practice, ensuring that their teachings are continuously enriched.
Suggested Donation: $185