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Unplug, Tune In, Connect: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat (3 days)
July 6 – 9, 2013 (Saturday to Tuesday)
Registration for this retreat is closed
This retreat is full with a long waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.
All scholarship funds have been awarded.
This silent retreat, suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, is an opportunity to unplug from the outer world of technology, social roles, to-do lists and problem solving, and tune in with awareness to our inner world of body, mind and heart. We will learn to cultivate a natural, embodied presence through both mindfulness and lovingkindness meditations. These practices help us to accept more fully the pleasure and pain, fear and joy, sadness and happiness that life inevitably brings, and we can develop greater ease in the face of change.
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.
Chas DiCapua has offered meditation since 2001. He is interested in how all aspects of life can be used towards awakening. Currently the IMS Resident Teacher, he teaches throughout the US.
Listen to one of Chas's talks: The Illusion of Not Good Enough given at IMS on October 8, 2011 – 67 minutes, 45.8 MB (Download, Stream)
Winnie Nazarko started dharma practice 30 years ago, asking, "Why does there have to be suffering in the world?" She teaches to help individuals realize their full potential for clarity, balance, kindness and wisdom.
Listen to one of Winnie's talks: Seeing the Good given at IMS on November 11, 2011 – 55 minutes, 37.8 MB (Download, Stream)