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Establishing Presence: Insight Meditation Retreat (4 days)

February 24 – 28, 2017 (Friday to Tuesday)

Registration for this retreat is closed

There may be rides available for this retreat. You can also offer a ride. Click here to view the listings.

Spaces still available!

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

All You Choose fee spaces for ages 18-26 have been filled.

In order to fully inhabit our lives, we must be present to immediate experience. This sounds simple, even simplistic, but can be surprisingly challenging. To be in the present, we need to see, and then see through, the ways we get lost in the past and the future. In learning how to connect skillfully to moment-to-moment sensory experience, we strengthen our capacity for centered, wise and balanced action.

This silent retreat is open to both new and experienced meditators. It will include an optional daily period of yoga, offered by Éowyn Ahlstrom.

Teachers

Winnie Nazarko

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)

Anushka Fernandopulle

Anushka Fernandopulle lives in San Francisco, is on the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, and works as a leadership coach and management consultant in addition to teaching dharma around the world. Her teaching is informed by arts, nature, politics, social justice and modern urban life.

Listen to one of Anushka's talks: Metta: Digging a Good Trench in the Heart given at IMS on August 1, 2009 – 54 minutes, 37.6 MB (Download, Stream)

Assistants

Roxanne Dault

Roxanne Dault has been practicing meditation for over 10 years, both in Asia and in the West. Teaching at True North Insight in Canada, she is also trained in Somatic Experiencing® for the healing of stress and trauma. She is a participant in the 2017-2021 IMS Teacher Training Program.

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