Join us as we use heart based practices as a doorway to insight, resilience and a sense of calm.
The daily rhythm of a retreat usually involves alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, nature walks, meals and tea, as well as practice meetings, dharma talks and rest periods. Each morning the teachers offer continuing meditation instructions for the day. The whole retreat is a succession of mindfulness training, breathing practices, deep awareness of the body and environment, meditations on the nature of feelings, and awareness of mind are from the Buddhist Insight Meditation tradition.
4:45 p.m. Welcome, Overview and Introductions
5:15 – 6:15 Practice
7:30 a.m. Sitting and Walking
9:00 a.m. Instructions and Sitting
10:30 Walking and Sitting
12:00 Lunch or break
1:30 p.m. Sitting
2:15 Mindful Movement
3:00 p.m. Meditation and Q&A
3:45 p.m. Walking and Break
5:15 p.m. Dharma Talk/Meditation
7:45 – 8:15 p.m. Evening Sitting and Walking
9 a.m. Meditation
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Closing Circle
To watch a 90 second video on why to sit a meditation retreat click here.