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Clarity, Compassion and Freedom: Insight Meditation Retreat

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 and myths from the lives of the women surrounding the historical Buddha to create a more inclusive, fully embodied archetypal map of the spiritual journey.
2020-02-08 (6 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

  
2020-02-10 Gratitude, Generosity, and Compassion - beginning with Sujata. 57:40
  DaRa Williams
Reflections on self compassion, compassionate engagement and action.
2020-02-11 3rd Day Instructions: Vedana, emotions 50:28
  DaRa Williams
Review of instructions to date and expansion to include vedana and emotions
2020-02-11 Cultivation 52:16
  Winnie Nazarko
The idea of cultivation (Bhavana) is the key to Buddhism. This talk relates this concept to the development of the four foundations of mindfulness, especially the first.
2020-02-13 Closing Ceremony 1:39:51
  DaRa Williams
With Shelly Graf, Tuere Sala, Nakawe Cuebas, and Pamela Weiss
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