This is a traditional Insight Meditation (vipassana) retreat with sitting and walking in silence, and regular meetings with teachers. Each day there will be systematic meditation instructions, dharma talks and gentle yoga. We will mark the turning of the year with a late evening sitting and simple ceremony on New Year's Eve. In celebration of the New Year, our focus will be on cultivating loving awareness and embracing each moment as fresh and new. All are welcome.
Paradox is at the heart of practice. It includes the teachings of suffering and the end of suffering; of self and not-self; and the Buddhist teaching of the two truths - relative and absolute reality being equally true.