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Insight Meditation Retreat for 18–32 Year Olds

In this retreat dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of young adults in these difficult times, we will co-create a refuge from all forms of oppression, a nourishing refuge of rest and rejuvenation. With the Buddhist teachings of wisdom and compassion as our guide, we will cultivate a wholehearted attention to the present moment, waking up from worldly delusion and developing embodied ease, clarity and kindness.

2023-07-26 (8 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2023-07-28 Loving Kindness 39:18
Chas DiCapua
Practicing with the easy being, receiving metta, and offering metta to self
2023-07-29 Five hindrances: navigating difficult terrain. 48:05
Matthew Hepburn
In moments, when meditation feels like a struggle, you are most likely in the terrain of the five hindrances. The Buddha's teachings show us how to navigate this terrane with confidence.
2023-07-30 Guided instructions: mindfulness of thoughts and thinking 39:36
Matthew Hepburn
When we're not mindful of them, thoughts have so much power over our lives. These instructions are intended to help lead the way to freedom from these fleeting mental phenomena.
2023-07-30 Misperceptions about dhama practice 42:11
Chas DiCapua
Exploring for misperceptions about how best to approach practice. Through understanding these, beings are able to better understand ways that are more onward leading
2023-07-31 Morning Instructions: (vedana) feeling Tone 17:17
Chas DiCapua
Noticing, pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral in relationship to sense door contact. Why it's important, and how to practice with it.
2023-07-31 Guided instructions: metta for self and neutral person 40:48
Matthew Hepburn
Instructions for seeing beings (including) oneself as part of nature, while offering metta to self and the neutral person
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