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Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: Insight Meditation Retreat (8 days)
July 8 – 16, 2017 (Saturday to Sunday)
This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 20 people. 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.
This insight meditation retreat, open to all, will explore the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, as taught in the Satipaṭṭhāna discourse given by the Buddha. It is a profound teaching that encourages us to place the path of freedom and compassion into the classroom of our lives, nurturing a heart that is receptive and unshakeable.
Each day will offer a sustained schedule of formal meditation with practice in both insight and metta (boundless friendliness), meetings with the teachers, talks and instructions, all within an environment of silence.
An optional daily period of yoga will be offered by Luis F. Sierra.
Christina Feldman is an IMS guiding teacher, co-founder of Gaia House in England, and a core teacher of Bodhi College in Europe. Teaching meditation retreats since 1976, she has recently been involved in the dialogue between cognitive therapies and Buddhist practice. Christina's new book on the Brahma Viharas, The Boundless Heart, will be released in February 2017.
Listen to one of Christina's talks: The Wisdom of Disappointment given at IMS on March 11, 2007 – 44 minutes, 10.1 MB (Download, Stream)
Yanai Postelnik has been teaching insight meditation retreats internationally since 1992. His teaching is inspired by the Forest tradition of Thailand and the natural world. He lives in England and is a member of the Teacher Council of Gaia House.
Listen to one of Yanai's talks: Vulnerability, Not Knowing and Openness given at IMS on July 13, 2011 – 54 minutes, 37.6 MB (Download, Stream)
Chris Cullen has practiced and studied BuddhaDharma since 1994 and has been teaching insight meditation retreats since 2008. He has a psychotherapy practice in Oxford, and teaches mindfulness courses for MPs in Parliament in London.
Listen to one of Chris's talks: Knowing and Unknowing the Body given at IMS on January 26, 2015 – 63 minutes, 43 MB (Download, Stream)