Cultivating Clear Seeing, Opening the Heart
April 22 - 26, 2020
In this retreat, we will emphasize the development of wisdom and of the awakened heart of kindness and compassion, through practices that help us to quiet our minds, strengthen mindfulness and lead to insight, use inquiry to help give energy to our practice, open our hearts, and ground us in our bodies. There will be a emphasis on the cultivation of liberating insight into the nature of experience and into our basic nature as awakened, compassionate awareness, as well as on lovingkindness practice—cultivating a warm, open heart toward ourselves and others, as a basic way of being in the world at a time of great challenges. As we develop these two foundational practices, there is increasingly an integration of wisdom, kindness, and responsiveness.
There will be complete meditation instructions, sitting and walking meditation, meetings with the teacher, daily Qigong, and evening talks, all in the context of a small, supportive community. The retreat is open to new as well as experienced practitioners.