Awakening the Heart of Mindfulness: A Metta-Vipassana retreat
- Southern Dharma
- Nov 2, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017 (4 days)
- Dormitory for Women - $255.00 Double Room - $255.00 One-Person Cabin - $255.00 Tent Platform - $255.00
Registration for this retreat opens July 1, 2017.
During this retreat we will learn to develop a greater sense of understanding and care for ourselves through the revolutionary practice of the Dharma. Integrating mindfulness and loving-kindness meditation techniques, we will learn to develop the heart of wisdom and compassion. Each day will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks, and meetings with the teacher.
Vipassana meditation unites the stillness of concentration with the immediacy of moment to moment experience. As we learn to calm the body and mind, intuitive wisdom arises. This allows us to open to the truth of each moment’s experience within and around us. Metta (Loving-kindness) meditation practice calls forth the beautiful spiritual emotions within our heart: lovingkindness, compassion, empathetic joy and equanimity. Mindfulness of these qualities strengthens and brings them into fruition. This process guides our thoughts, attitudes and behaviors into the direction of awakening to our full potential.
The retreat is suitable for new and experienced practitioners.