Insight Meditation Houston

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2-Day Interactive Online Retreat
An Exploration of Awakening
Saturday, April 25th, 2020
To Sunday, April 26th, 2020
Led by Howie Cohn
Sponsored by Insight Meditation Houston
Via Zoom

HowieCohnDescription: 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.

Documents in Word Format
Details-HowieCohn-April2020-Online-Docx
Enrollment-HowieCohn-April202020-online
Scholarship-HowieCohn-April2020

Documents in PDF Format
Details-HowieCohn-April2019-online-pdf
Enrollment-HowieCohn-April2020-online-pdf
Scholarship-HowieCohn-April2020-pdf

Registration will end on April 24th
Scholarship forms will be accepted until April 18th.

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If you have any questions contact us at MeditationHouston@gmail.com

General Retreat Information

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.

Retreat History 

2020

  • January 31 Led by Ginger Clarkson – Villa de Matel

2019

  • January 24  Led by Ginger Clarkson – Villa de Matel
  • April 25  Led by Howie Cohn – Margaret Austin Center
  • September 26-29 Led by Lila Kate Wheeler – Margaret Austin Center

2018

  • January 27  Led by Ginger Clarkson – West U Senior Center
  • April 26th – 29th Led by Howie Cohn – Margaret Austin Center
  • Sept 27 – 30th Led by Lila Kate Wheeler – Margaret Austin Center

2017 

  • January 27 – 29th, Led by Howie Cohn – Cenacle
  • April 27 – 30 th Led by Howie Cohn – Margaret Austin Center
  • May 20, Led by Ginger Clarkson – Ruah Center at Villa de Matel
  • Sept 28 – Oct 1st Led by Lila Wheeler – Margaret Austin Center

2016 

  • January 30th – “Opening the heart” led by Ginger Clarkson
  • April 21 – 24th, 2016 Led by Howie Cohn – Margaret Austin Center
  • Sept 29 – Oct 2nd 2016 Led by Lila Wheeler – Margaret Austin Center

2015 

  • April 23 – 26th with Howard Cohn (sponsored by Insight Meditation Houston)
  • September 18 – 20th with Howard Cohn – in Houston
  • October 1 to October 4 – Residential Retreat with Lila Kate Wheeler – Margaret Austin Center