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Freedom Here and Now: Insight Meditation Retreat

An often unexamined view in the mind of meditators is that our freedom and happiness will come about some time in the future, and after a lot of hard work. During this retreat, we will explore the very real and obtainable freedom that is found right in this very moment.

While diligent effort is certainly an important aspect of the meditative path, learning how to relax the mind and body is also essential. When this relaxation happens, the grasp of the mind’s wanting and not wanting is diminished, and we connect more fully with the truth of the present moment.

Through silent sitting and walking practice, guided meditations, instructions and time for questions, we will explore the freedom that is possible here and now.

This course is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators.

2019-03-16 (5 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2019-03-17 Mindfulness Of The Body 47:06
Chas DiCapua
Why the body is important for cultivating calm and clear seeing. Descriptions of different areas of body practice.
2019-03-18 Somatic Metta Meditation 29:18
Chas DiCapua
Using the breath and body as a foundation for Metta meditation.
2019-03-18 Why Practice? Quelling The Fire 50:36
Jean Esther
Thru the doorway of the Buddhas teaching on the four noble truths. We are offered a pathway out of greed, hatred, and ignorance and their impact on our minds and hearts.
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