Seeing Clearly, Opening Up: The Heart of Vipassana Practice

  • Southern Dharma Southern Dharma
  • north carolina, united states
  • Jul 11 - 14, 2019 (4 days)
  • Dormitory for Women - $255.00 Double Room - $270.00 Heated Single Cabin - $330.00 Hemera Fellowship Applicant - $0.00 Scholarship Applicant - $0.00 Tent Platform - $255.00 Unheated Single Cabin - $300.00

About This Event

This retreat provides a grounding for beginners to Insight (Vipassana) Meditation and a re-grounding suitable for experienced students. We will cultivate direct awareness of breath and body, then open up step by step to encompass all that arises in the heart and mind. As taught in the Buddha’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness, Insight Meditation welcomes and includes every experience into present moment awareness. As we begin to recognize reactive patterns, we can disengage from those patterns and choose instead to cultivate compassion and contentment of body, heart, and mind. The habit of being awake begins to develop, healing the accumulated habits of a lifetime.

The daily schedule will include sitting and walking meditation, as well as practice cultivating mindfulness during daily activities such as eating, rest, yoga or other movement practices, listening and sharing in small groups, and work meditation. There will be an instruction period each morning, meetings with the teachers, question and answer periods, and a Dharma talk in the evening. Mr. Byrne will be assisted by Mary Linda McBride.

This retreat is open to all. Those who are relatively new to the practice of Insight Meditation are especially encouraged to attend, but experienced practitioners will benefit as well.


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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

I teach yoga part time and am a mom of two toddlers full time. I love my life, but goodness do I need a break. My husband and I have been putting off our wedding ceremony for 4 years because life has gotten in the way. We haven't had a single night alone since our family has grown. I wouldn't change a thing about our lives now, but it would be so wonderful to remember what it's like to 'just be us.' Antrim
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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