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Satipaṭṭhāna: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students (14 days)

March 28 – April 11, 2014 (Friday to Friday)

Registration for this retreat is closed

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This retreat is full with a wait list of over 20 people. Please consider choosing another retreat.

Drawing on his canonical studies of early Buddhism, Bhikkhu Anâlayo will present his vision of how all four satipaṭṭhânas (ways of establishing mindfulness) can be practiced together. For the first week, he will offer meditation instructions and evening talks, and during both weeks will lead various discussion periods. In the second week, Joseph Goldstein will give teachings on the Four Noble Truths, and during both weeks Joseph and Sally Armstrong will meet with retreatants about their practice.

Participants are required to have sat at least two retreats of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher. Please document this when registering.

The teachers ask that in preparation for this course, all participants read Bhikkhu Anālayo’s new book, Perspectives on Satipaṭṭhāna. For ordering instructions, including a discount for retreatants, please email registration@dharma.org.

Teachers

Joseph Goldstein

Joseph Goldstein has taught Buddhist meditation worldwide since 1974. A co-founder and guiding teacher of IMS, he also helped envision and establish BCBS and IMS's Forest Refuge center. The author of One Dharma, his latest title is Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening.

Listen to one of Joseph's talks: Liberation Through Non-Clinging given at IMS on November 19, 2008 – 61 minutes, 28.2 MB (Download, Stream)

Bhikkhu Anālayo

Bhikkhu Anālayo is a German scholar-monk, teacher and author of Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization. He studies Buddhist texts in Pali, Sanskrit, Chinese and Tibetan, with a special interest in Buddhist meditation and the role of women in Buddhism.

Sally Armstrong

Sally Armstrong worked at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in several roles in the 1990s, including executive director. She began teaching insight meditation in 1996. Now a guiding teacher at Spirit Rock, she also leads its Dedicated Practitioners Program.

Listen to one of Sally's talks: What is Mindfulness? given at IMS on September 12, 2011 – 57 minutes, 39.6 MB (Download, Stream)

Tempel Smith

Tempel Smith spent a year ordained as a monk in Burma and teaches Buddhist psychology in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is currently part of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council and co-leads the Dedicated Practitioner Program.

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