Description: What do we mean by awakening? If we are following the Buddha’s way, what are we awakening from, and what are we awakening to?
During this Insight Meditation retreat supported by Lovingkindness, we will explore the process of awakening from confusion to clarity, isolation to inter-being, self-judgment to self-compassion, ill-will to love, agitation to calm, doubt to faith, and suffering to freedom.
This retreat was planned to take place at the Margaret Austin Center, but has been converted to an interactive online format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The schedule will follow a traditional in-person retreat with alternating periods of sitting and walking mindfully. The teacher will give meditation instruction and dharma talks. Participants will have a chance to ask questions through moderated Q&A sessions.
Participants will need a quiet space, a computer with microphone and camera, tablet, or smart phone in order to fully engage in the retreat. A few days before the retreat, a Zoom link will be emailed to you.
The cost of the retreat is $60 by PayPal or by check but does not include Dana for the teacher.
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Before registering, please read the following documents for details on this retreat.
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Registration will end on April 24th
Scholarship forms will be accepted until April 18th.
Insight Meditation Houston hosts retreats at the Margaret Austin Center near Chappell Hill, Texas and at the Villa De Matel Convent in Houston.
Based in Buddhist philosophy, these retreats are non-sectarian and offer teachings that complement and have the potential to deepen any established spiritual or religious practice. They are held in silence, with alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation. Each day begins with simple yoga or qi gong and includes instruction in meditation, a dharma talk on Buddhist philosophy and ideals, and a period of rest. Retreats at MAC also include a work period such as vegetable chopping or floor sweeping. The instructor will usually offer group or individual interviews during the course of the retreat.