It is 2,600 years since Siddhartha Gautama experienced a profound awakening and became the Buddha. In our current times, what does it mean for us to fully wake up? Throughout this insight meditation retreat, we will seek to answer this question through Buddhist teachings and practices, which offer a path toward greater clarity, compassion, freedom and ease of being. We will draw on stories from the lives of the historical Buddha, his mother, aunt and wife to create an archetypal map of our spiritual journey.
This course will be held in noble silence, and we welcome the diversity of all who seek to deepen their practice and understanding of the Buddha’s teachings. We invite both beginning and experienced meditators to join us for this exploration. The daily schedule will include meditation instruction, alternate periods of sitting and walking practice, talks by the teachers, Q&A and discussion.