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Next Retreat

What do we mean by awakening?

Howie Cohn
Starts: Thursday, April 23rd at 5pm
Ends on Sunday
April 26th at 1 pm
at the Margaret Austin Center
near Chappell Hill, Texas. The

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.

The retreat is suitable for new and experienced meditators. There will be systematic instructions in both sitting and walking meditations, Dharma talks, and opportunities for discussions with the teacher.
A limited number of scholarships are available for the retreat.

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.

CHECK BACK HERE MARCH 1ST WHEN REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN AND FOR MORE DETAILS 

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