During this weekend retreat, we invite people of Asian descent to gather in community and open ourselves to the transformational potentials of insight meditation. We will practice the dharma together as people in the Asian diaspora, recognizing both our shared experiences and our differences. In this setting, we will have a unique opportunity to allow our minds to settle and to see the path and our highest intentions more clearly. Together, through this practice we can cultivate resilience, the capacity for wise response, and a sense of deep connectedness.
During this retreat, we will acknowledge and honor our unavoidable need to navigate the relative world of identities as well as the liberating potential of dharma practice to reveal to us the emptiness of identities and all conditioned phenomena. By taking time to cultivate awareness, we strengthen our ability to respond with compassion, insight, and wisdom to whatever is arising in the moment.