Time: 9 AM - 3:30 PM PST
Day: Saturday April 24, 2021
Location: Online via Zoom
Suggested Donation: $75 (No one turned away for lack of funds. On the registration you can self-select the amount you wish to donate.)
In spite of your efforts, do you still find yourself frustrated by the infamous Wandering Mind?
Have you found it difficult to either establish or maintain your desired amount of practice?
Do you still struggle with accepting or managing strong emotions like anxiety, anger or depression?
I know how you feel.
I had been practicing for over a decade with consistent daily practice, often multiple hours per day combined with several 10-day retreats per year and regular attendance at weekly groups AND I still felt like something was missing in my practice.
Bringing equanimity to the wandering mind or just accepting strong emotions didn’t work consistently and there was a point that meditation felt too challenging or just boring. This led to serious doubt in my practice and in myself.
To make matters worse, the feedback I got from teachers felt overly simplistic and unhelpful as I was told over and over again to just ‘let go’, don’t try to achieve anything, and just be more loving.
This is when I turned my attention to deepening my understanding of the Buddha’s 8-fold path and his ancient instructions for Insight Meditation. What I found completely transformed my practice and my life. Instead of the one-dimensional mindfulness practice I was accustomed to, I discovered a powerful and dynamic set of interconnected practices that led to the personal transformation and deep healing I had been longing for.
Come join us for our Spring 2021 Wednesday Wake-Up Retreat on April 24th from 9am to 3:30pm live on Zoom where I will share with you the easiest and most effective practices that I have learned to help you begin your journey from mindfulness to insight.
In this retreat you will:
Gain a clear understanding of the actual instructions for Insight Meditation
Learn easy and effective ways to work with the Wandering Mind
Learn practical tools to change your emotional states to counter strong unpleasant emotions
Learn how to deepen present moment awareness by balancing equanimity and investigation
Explore tried and tested methods to bring greater JOY and TRANQUILITY to your sits
I look forward to our time together on the cushion!