There is an African Proverb that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Together, we are stronger and more resilient and can support one another to go a little bit further on the path towards awakening. This retreat is about just that: supporting each other to awaken together. We will integrate the wisdom practice of Insight Dialogue and the heart practices of the “Divine Abodes” (brahmavihāra). Insight Dialogue is vipassana meditation practiced in relationship. It weaves together the meditative qualities of right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration with the wisdom of Dhamma and the voice of another to cultivate connection, inner strength, and deep concentration. The Divine Abodes are the four heart practices of loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. When practiced in relationship with concentration, they cultivate our innate capacity to joyfully open the heart to others. Together, we can become aware of the multilayered, co-created moment and learn to stand with equanimity in a tumultuous world..
As we work to become a more inclusive, equitable, and diverse community, we invite feedback/suggestions you may have regarding ways that we can make participation in the program more accessible and welcoming; please email us at email@example.com.
Online Retreat: This retreat will be hosted on the Zoom video conferencing platform and closed captions are available.
Friday, August 27
7:00 - 9:00 pm, Opening Session
Saturday, August 28
10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Morning Session
2:00 - 4:00 pm, Afternoon Session
7:00 - 9:00 pm, Evening Session
Sunday, August 29
10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Closing Session
Our intention is to build sangha and provide meaningful virtual interactions with each other and with teachers in our online programs. When registering for this program, please plan to attend as many sessions as possible.
Please check the time of the group meetings in your timezone here, and please note that sessions will not be recorded.
Registration fees for online retreats are nonrefundable after the retreat start date. Cancellations prior to the start date of the retreat will incur a $25 admin fee. Thank you for your understanding.