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- Insight Dialogue Meditation Retreat October 12-14, 2012
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Insight Dialogue Meditation Retreat October 12-14, 2012
Opening to Life - A Retreat at The River Studio with Mary S. Burns
Human relationships are full of joy and sorrow offering us constant opportunities for suffering and for positive transformation. With Insight Dialogue we gather together to learn skillful means while meditating together. Gradually we come to know that the simple act of opening to life without being controlled by reactivity is transformative.
In this retreat we will practice silent meditation side by side, and interpersonal meditation face to face. Clear meditation instructions will support meeting the moment, settling the mind, opening the heart, sharing silence, listening deeply and speaking the truth. As the heart mind calms and steadies, experience can be known just as it arises. Coming together in the natural receptivity of mindfulness we inquire into the repetitive habits of relationship. What arises in me as I sit with you? When do I turn away from experience? How do I construct reality and relate through it?
The synergy of silent meditation and interpersonal meditation will reveal the ordinary habits of our hearts and minds; the retreat space, your strong intention, and skillful guidance will support your capacity to meet the conditions of life with creativity, wisdom and compassion. Your practice will be supported by guided contemplations, care of the physical body and loving kindness meditations.
Whether Insight Dialogue is new or familiar, you are welcomed. Prior meditation experience is beneficial. If you have questions about the retreat or its suitability, please contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org or Patty Cumler-Bryant, email@example.com
For further information on the practice of Insight Dialogue visit: www.metta.org
When: October 12-14
Where: The retreat will be held at The River Studio, 332 Water St., Hallowell, ME
Cost: $50.00 covers administrative costs, and dinner on Saturday.
Dana: In keeping with Buddhist retreat tradition, the teacher will receive no payment. The practice of dana (generosity) in the form of donations at the end of the retreat will support the teacher and her ability to continue to make the teachings available.
Session: 5pm to 5:30pm Registration
Session begins promptly at 5:30. Please help us to begin on time.
Session: 8:00am to 8:00pm. Periods of meditation will be balanced with movement such as yoga and walking meditation. (bring your own bag lunch)
Dinner: 5pm to 6pm – Provided, (hearty soup, greens and bread)
8:00am to 3:00pm (bring your own bag lunch)
Closing: 2pm to 3pm
Insight Dialogue Retreat / October 12th-14th
Please copy this form and mail with payment to the address below
Name_________________________________________________ Male Female
Please check if any of the following apply:
ÿ I have a daily meditation practice
ÿ I practice Insight/Vipassana Meditation
ÿ I have attended previous Insight Dialogue retreats or teachings
ÿ I practice as a health professional (please describe)
ÿ I have special dietary needs (please describe)
Please enclose payment of $50.00 made out to The River Studio and send with registration to 332 Water St., Hallowell, ME 04347.