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.
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 $300 by PayPal and $290 by check, which includes room and board 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 13th
Scholarship forms will be accepted until March 30th.
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.