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Kindhearted Awareness: Insight Meditation Retreat (5 days)

April 25 – 30, 2017 (Tuesday to Sunday)

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.

This retreat is full with a short waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists for this retreat have been filled.


The practices of mindfulness and lovingkindness help us to connect with and accept the changing experiences of life that arise in body, heart and mind. Throughout this silent retreat, we will explore infusing present moment awareness with kindness. Through developing relaxation, we’ll access a natural clarity of mind and openness of heart that can respond to the joys and sorrows of life with increasing sensitivity, stability and love.

Optional daily yoga, offered by Jessica Morey, will extend this sense of kindness to our bodies.

15 CE credits are available for psychologists, social workers and nurses. More information here.

Teachers

Rebecca Bradshaw

Rebecca Bradshaw is the guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley, MA. She leads vipassana retreats, including Spanish language courses, emphasizing embodied clarity and kindness. She holds a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology, and also serves as an IMS guiding teacher.

Listen to one of Rebecca's talks: Clinging and Non-Clinging given at IMS on November 7, 2014 – 62 minutes, 43 MB (Download, Stream)

Alexis Santos

Alexis Santos has practiced insight meditation since 2001, including several years as a Buddhist monk in Burma. A long-time student of Sayadaw U Tejaniya, he brings a practical, intuitive and compassionate approach to the development of wisdom.

Assistants

Jessica Morey

Jessica Morey, MA, is the executive director and lead teacher of Inward Bound Mindfulness Education. She began practicing meditation at age 14 on IMS Teen Retreats. She has undertaken longer-term practice in Asia and the US, and worked in clean energy finance. She is a participant in the 2017-2021 IMS Teacher Training Program.

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