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Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Modalities and Research (7 days)

January 10 – 17, 2014 (Friday to Friday)

Registration for this retreat is closed

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

All scholarship funds have been awarded.


This retreat is specifically designed for professionals involved in mindfulness-based modalities. Educators, clinicians and researchers engaged, teaching or training in mindfulness-based approaches are welcome to attend.

The course is an invitation to extend and deepen personal experience of mindfulness meditation, in the company of peers and colleagues. The retreat will explore the Four Foundations of Mindfulness as taught in the Satipatthâna discourse given by the Buddha. This is a profound teaching that encourages us to place the path of freedom and compassion in the classroom of our lives, nurturing a heart that is receptive and unshakeable.

Each day will offer a sustained schedule of formal meditation practice (both insight and lovingkindness), meetings with the teachers, talks and guidance, all within an environment of silence. A familiarity with formal practice is assumed. An optional daily period of mindful yoga will be offered by Luis F. Sierra.

25 CE credits are available for Psychologists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. An additional fee of $50 will be payable at the end of your retreat when you receive your certificate. IMS offers CE credits through the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy (IMP).

The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy is approved by the AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the criteria for 25 continuing education credits.

The Institute is recognized by the NATIONAL BOARD FOR CERTIFIED COUNSELORS to sponsor continuing education for National Certified Counselors. We adhere to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines. This program is approved for 25 contact hours, Provider #6048, and is applicable for Commonwealth of Massachusetts Counseling/Allied Mental Health and PDP accreditation.

IMP and IMS are not offering CE credits through NASW or any other professional organization. However, in some cases CE credits offered by APA or NBCC are accepted by other professions. You will need to inquire with your accrediting body as to whether this is the case.

Teachers

Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg, a co-founder of IMS and BCBS, has practiced meditation since 1971 and has been teaching worldwide since 1974. She is an IMS guiding teacher and author of Real Happiness, Faith, Lovingkindness and other publications.

Listen to one of Sharon's talks: Three Personality Types given at IMS on March 23, 2004 – 48 minutes, 11.1 MB (Download)

Christina Feldman

Christina Feldman is an IMS guiding teacher and co-founder of Gaia House in England. She has been teaching insight meditation retreats since 1976 and has recently been involved in the dialogue between cognitive therapies and Buddhist practice. Her books include Compassion and The Buddhist Path to Simplicity.

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)

Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman has taught retreats since 1997, following extensive training in several Buddhist traditions. He leads Wilderness Meditation courses, mindfulness teacher trainings, has a private practice in counseling and coaching, and is the author of Awake in the Wild.

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