January 4th – 7th, 2018
Avila Retreat Center
As humans we are exquisitely sensitive, every moment awash in a sea of contact. Touching and being touched, feeling, perceiving, and thinking, we create our world. Learning how to cultivate mindfulness in the flow of daily life and relationships is a profound resource for peace and wise action.
In this Insight Dialogue retreat we will practice taking refuge in awareness, wisdom, and spiritual friendship (Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha). We will investigate obstacles to friendship and beloved community, internally in the heart-mind, and externally in social constructions. Cultivating Lovingkindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy, and Relational Equanimity, we will explore foundations for peace, possibilities for courageous personal and collective action, and the benefits of deep companionship on the Noble Eightfold Path.
This retreat is both an introduction to Insight Dialogue and an opportunity to deepen practice. It will be held in Noble Silence except for the Insight Dialogue sessions. We will alternate periods of silent meditation practice, Insight Dialogue, mindful movement, and time in nature.
Fees: Small Single: $302 by 12/2, $350 thereafter
Large Single: $350 by 12/2, $398 therafter
Double: $302 by 12/2, $350 thereafter
To register please click on this link.
If you wish to offer dana toward scholarships for this retreat so that no one will be turned away for inability to pay, please click on this Donation Link. Thank you!
Your retreat fee covers the cost of meals and lodging only. The teachings are offered freely. At the close of the retreat there will be an opportunity to offer dana for the teacher.
For more information contact Mary Grisby at [email protected]
January 4 – 7, 2018
Location: Avila Retreat Center, Durham, NC