Grief, Joy, and Awakening: The Heart of the Path
Experiences of grief and joy play an essential role in the process of spiritual awakening. In this retreat, we’ll deepen our understanding of grief and joy on the conceptual levels while we also expand our affect tolerance on the level of direct “felt experience.” There will be dharma talks, experiential exercises, heart-felt discussions, and a significant amount of meditation practice in Noble Silence. In a caring, supportive learning community, we will open ourselves to the “ten thousand joys and the ten thousand sorrows” as we discover the wisdom of what Sharon Salzberg has called “a heart as wide as the world.”
Noble silence will be observed following each evening session through breakfast the following morning. Additional silent practice periods will be scheduled throughout the program.
Suitable for beginning and experienced practitioners.
If you need to cancel your registration, please contact us as soon as possible. If you cancel two or more weeks before a program begins, cancellation fees are $50 for all programs longer than two nights and $25 for weekend programs. If you cancel less than two weeks before your program begins, your full deposit is forfeited. If you received financial assistance, cancellation fees are $50 for all programs longer than two nights and $25 for weekend programs. All cancellation fees support our Scholarship Funds.
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