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Cultivating a Wise Heart: Insight Meditation Retreat (5 days)
March 9 – 14, 2017 (Thursday to Tuesday)
A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available. This means you can establish your own retreat fee, based on your financial means. A minimum of $20 per day is required (minimum of $100). Email ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ to apply.
A limited number of fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists are available.
Life presents us with the challenge of living from a place of wisdom and its resulting true happiness, rather than from delusion and its corresponding suffering. Insight meditation leads us towards that wisdom. As understanding deepens, we can live life with a wiser and more loving heart.
This silent retreat, open to all, aims to strengthen our understanding, enabling us to use everything in life as food for freedom.
Annie Nugent has practiced since 1979 and was an IMS Resident Teacher, 1999-2003. Her teaching style aims to reveal how all aspects of our lives can help us come to a clear and direct understanding of the Truth.
Listen to one of Annie's talks: Trust in the Unfolding Process of the Dharma given at IMS – 55 minutes, 23.2 MB (Download, Stream)
Deborah Ratner Helzer
Deborah Ratner Helzer first took up meditation while working on her engineering degree. She has practiced with Western and Asian teachers, including a year as a nun in Burma. She is currently raising her children and teaching near Washington, DC.
Listen to one of Deborah's talks: Opening the Door to Insight given at IMS on August 4, 2014 – 57 minutes, 39.5 MB (Download, Stream)