Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart
- Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center
- Jun 2 - 9, 2018 (8 days)
- Casita Supporting Rate - $980.00 Casita Actual Rate - $875.00 Casita Base Rate - $770.00 Yurt Supporting Rate - $980.00 Yurt Actual Rate - $875.00 Yurt Base Rate - $770.00 Tent Cabin Supporting Rate - $840.00 Tent Cabin…
During this 7-day Insight meditation retreat, we will learn to develop a greater sense of care for ourselves and for our world through the revolutionary practices of the Dharma. Using a combination of practices including wise mindfulness, loving-kindness and compassion, we’ll discover emotional balance and begin to free ourselves into the heart of wisdom and compassion.
Each day includes periods of silent sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks, interviews and group process, with plenty of time to mindfully explore the beautiful wilderness setting. Through meditative insight, we see clearly that our thoughts and emotions don’t need to define or control us. In their greatest capacity, they can guide us towards what is most meaningful in our lives. At their most destructive, we’re caught by them: lost in the grip of anger, sadness, fear, or overwhelm. This suffering is natural and human, but we can learn to create more space, choice, and ease in the face of life’s inevitable ups and downs. We hope you will join us in this transformative process.
This silent retreat is suitable for new and experienced practitioners. Please note that Insight retreat practice is conducted in noble silence, except for discussion periods and teacher meetings. We invite our friends working in substance abuse treatment to learn more about fellowships available for healthcare workers. Fellowships are also available for full-time educators and working artists.