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Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: Insight Meditation Retreat (8 days)
July 5 – 13, 2014 (Saturday to Sunday)
Registration for this retreat is closed
This retreat is full with a waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.
All scholarship funds have been awarded.
This insight meditation retreat, open to all, will explore the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, as taught in the satipaṭṭhânas 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 practice (both insight and lovingkindness), 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)
Akincano is a guiding teacher of Atammaya Cologne and co-founder of Bodhi College, as well as a psychotherapist. A former monk, he practiced for 20 years in European and Thai Forest monasteries. Particular interests are early Buddhist texts, stillness and contemplative psychology. He teaches meditation and Buddhist psychology internationally.
Listen to one of Akincano's talks: Maps and Overview: Stages of Attention given at IMS on January 5, 2015 – 50 minutes, 35.3 MB (Download, Stream)
John Peacock has taught meditation for over 30 years. He currently teaches Buddhist Psychology at Oxford University in the MBCT masters program. He is also Associate Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and is a member of Gaia House's Teacher Council.
Listen to one of John's talks: Embodying Your Intention given at IMS on July 15, 2012 - 48 minutes, 33 MB (Download, Stream)