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Discovering Freedom: Labor Day Meditation Weekend

What does it mean to be present, connected and awake? How do we experience true freedom of body, heart and mind? This silent weekend retreat, open to all, is an opportunity to unplug and explore these questions through Buddhist philosophy and contemplative practices. Guidance in vipassana (insight) and metta (lovingkindness) meditation will be offered, encouraging greater awareness, calm abiding and openheartedness. We will practice mindfulness in sitting meditation, walking meditation, and even while eating. Through these ancient practices, still relevant for modern times, compassion and wisdom deepen, and our innate freedom is revealed.

2018-08-31 (4 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2018-09-01 Meditation Instructions - Day 1 65:33
Anushka Fernandopulle
Guided meditation, posture, opening morning thoughts, walking instructions.
2018-09-01 Displeasure As A Doorway 48:57
Pascal Auclair
Displeasure as a field of investigation and as a doorway to compassion.
2018-09-01 Soundtrack Of The Mind 40:21
Anushka Fernandopulle
Starting to notice mindstates that influence how we see life, including the five hinderances.
2018-09-02 Instructions On Emotions And Moods. 62:22
Pascal Auclair
Instructions, guided meditation, and Q&A.
2018-09-02 Recognizing Awareness 41:10
Anushka Fernandopulle
Guided practice in recognizing the knowing factor of experience, which is not me or mine, or in my control.
2018-09-02 The Poignancy Of Ephemerality. 46:13
Pascal Auclair
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