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Retreat Dharma Talks
Insight for Young Adults
Come practice silent mindfulness and insight meditation for a week within a group of your peers. Give yourself a break from constant over-stimulation and external demands to create a time for greater inner calm, spaciousness and presence. We will explore radical self awareness and deeper embodiment through the ancient practices of silent sitting and walking meditations with periods of Qi Gong. Over the course of the week we will extend these practices until the entire day is one of steady awareness. On the last day of the retreat we practice coming in and out of silence to learn about conscious connection with the community around us.
After even a few days of insight meditation, we can begin to see clearly that thoughts are only concepts in the present. We can also see the impermanent and ever changing conditional nature of all of our experiences.