RETREAT DESCRIPTION

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” — the Buddha

The Vipassana (Insight Meditation) practice invites us to see deeply into the miracle of our own mind and body process. As a result, our life begins to change in ways that guide our responses to ourselves and others. The four Brahma Viharas are the responses of the awakening heart; they are lovingkindness, compassion, appreciative-joy and equanimity. Each of these practices function as guardians of the heart and antidotes for every form suffering. When cultivated, our whole life begins to flower with wise understanding, compassion, forgiveness and love.

This retreat will be held in Noble Silence. The daily schedule will include morning teachings, guided meditations, sitting and walking meditation, individual practice meetings, an optional afternoon discussion group and evening dharma talk. As well there will be times to rest and spend time in nature.

Registration is limited to guarantee each participant a single room. This retreat is appropriate for both new and experienced students.

2021 CURRENT COVID-19 PROTOCOLS:
A vaccination requirement is in place for all participants on this retreat. Follow this link for more information about the vaccine requirement, including an avenue for medical exemption.

All participants will be housed in single sleeping rooms.

We will continue to require all retreatants, staff and teachers to remain masked throughout the retreat.

All participants will be required to follow all covid-19 health and safety guidelines in place at Cloud Mountain. Follow this link for comprehensive information about the specific guidelines in place at this time.

The retreat container will be constructed in accordance with the current covid-19 conditions at the time to maximize individual and group health.  We reserve the right to adjust expectations of acceptable behaviors within the retreat environment to respond most appropriately to covid-19 conditions. PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ABOUT OUR COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS.

SCHOLARSHIP INFO
Scholarship funds are available on all retreats to assist those with financial challenges. For more information, read the Scholarship section of our overview information.

SPECIAL NOTES

RETREAT COST

Registration is through the Brahma Vihara Foundation
For registration or other information, please visit:
http://nwmeditationgroup.weebly.com/future-retreats.html

TEACHERS

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