Come spend the weekend at ILA’s beautiful Benedict Canyon Retreat House deepening your Insight meditation practice with other meditators. In this weekend we will learn how to cultivate the seven factors of awakening to support the development of our meditation. The seven factors are mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy, tranquility, concentration, and equanimity. By bringing mindful attention to our moment to moment experience, we can learn to balance and deepen our practice together to bring forth these factors. We will focus on practices that quiet the mind and open the heart, supporting continuity of mindfulness and the unfolding of insight.
There will be periods of silent sitting and walking meditation with some instruction and guidance, Dharma talks, and some periods of mindful q and a. Enjoy the seclusion and peace that a weekend of quiet practice in community offers.
Participants are encouraged to continue practicing mindfulness in the evenings at home in the evenings to strengthen their continuity of mindfulness for the full retreat experience, although this is a non-residential retreat.
Please bring your own water bottle, lunch and snacks each day.
Saturday, August 31st – 9am – 4pm
Sunday, September 1st – 9am – 4pm
Monday, September 2nd – 9:30am – 3pm
Space is limited, please be sure to sign up soon if you plan on joining us.