Ginger Clarkson Retreat Friday, Jan 31st, 2020 at 7:00pm through Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 at 10am at Villa De Matel Convent
Description: The retreat’s theme is “Liberation through Awareness of Feeling Tones.” In Buddhist philosophy, the Second Foundation of Mindfulness refers to pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral feeling tones. These arise whenever one of our senses has contact with an object. During meditation practice, we guard the sense doors so that pleasant feelings don’t lead to attachment, unpleasant feelings don’t solidify into aversion, and neutral feelings don’t evolve into delusion. By being aware of feeling tones, we become increasingly free to enjoy the flow of life just as it is.
The retreat will be held mostly in silence, with formal sitting and walking meditation periods, question and answer sessions, early morning movement sessions, and meetings with the teachers. This retreat is open to all.
The cost of the retreat is $130 by PayPal and $125 by check, which includes room and board but does not include Dana for the teacher.
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Insight Meditation Houston hosts retreats at the Margaret Austin Center near Chappell Hill, Texas and at the Villa De Matel Convent and the Cenacle Retreat House in Houston.
Although based in Buddhist teachings, the retreats are non-sectarian; they complement any spiritual or religious practice. They are held in silence, with alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation. Each day begins with simple yoga postures and includes instruction in meditation, a “dharma” talk on Buddhist philosophy and ideals, a work period (vegetable chopping, floor sweeping, etc.) and a period of rest. Group or individual interview with the instructor are held during the course of the retreat.