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Insight Meditation and the Heart (7 days)
December 6 – 13, 2013 (Friday to Friday)
Registration for this retreat is closed
All scholarship funds have been awarded.
The way of meditation is the way of the heart. This silent retreat, open to both new and experienced meditators, will focus on the path of the heart, and how awareness gives access to the joys and sorrows of life with ever increasing sensitivity, stability and love.
The teachers will be assisted by Tim Geil. Ellen McCown will offer an optional daily period of qigong.
Rodney Smith, Smith is an IMS retired guiding teacher and former Buddhist monk. He worked in hospice for 17 years and authored Stepping Out of Self-Deception, Awakening: A Paradigm Shift of the Heart, and Lessons from the Dying. He is the founding teacher of the Seattle Insight Meditation Society.
Listen to one of Rodney's talks: Abiding with Creation given at IMS on March 11, 2014 – 44 minutes, 30.4 MB (Download, Stream)
Narayan Liebenson is a guiding teacher of IMS and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, and a regular contributor to Buddhadharma magazine. Her training includes over 30 years in the Theravada tradition as well as in Chan with the late Master Sheng Yen.
Listen to one of Narayan's talks: Compassion given at IMS on August 23, 2007 – 45 minutes, 8 MB (Download, Stream)