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The Art of Mindful Living: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students (7 days)
June 21 – 28, 2013 (Friday to Friday)
Registration for this retreat is closed
This retreat is full with a short wait list. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.
All scholarship funds have been awarded
The core of insight meditation is the practice of mindfulness, that quality of awareness that sees without judgment. Silent sitting and walking meditation, the first steps in formal practice, become the foundation and continuous inspiration for meeting all aspects of life with a greater openness and willingness to learn. The ordinary activities of retreat life become a part of the practice because the challenges they offer help us develop the art of mindful living.
Participants are required to have sat at least one meditation retreat lasting a week or longer in any Buddhist tradition. Please document this when registering.
A Message from IMS’s Guiding Teachers
Inevitably, there'll be some noise as IMS’s project to renovate the Catskills is underway. (Its completion is currently scheduled for late August 2013.) The work, however, will take place primarily indoors during regular construction hours, usually Monday – Friday, 7:00am–4:00pm.
In the Retreat Center meditation hall, the impact of any renovation noise is further reduced by an air circulation and conditioning system that allows fresh air to move around without opening the windows.
The teachers at IMS decided to continue offering retreats throughout this building period, knowing that conditions for practice are rarely perfect. We trust that these particular conditions can be met with the equanimity and grace with which we meet a range of conditions in our lives.
All of us at IMS look forward to supporting you on retreat.
Doug Phillips has taught insight meditation since 1995. The guiding teacher of Empty Sky Sangha in West Cornwall, CT, he has been deeply influenced by Vimala Thakar and J. Krishnamurti, and is authorized to teach Koan Zen.