This unique 7-day vipassana retreat will be held in noble silence and offer sitting and walking meditation, and mindful movement instruction. The movement class will emphasize bringing attention to the inner experience of the body in order to strengthen the concentration in the sitting and walking practices. This retreat will emphasize both the wisdom practices and the compassion practices in order to achieve a healing balance in mind, body and heart.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT RETREAT CENTER PREREQUISITES:
We are setting a high bar for retreats for advanced students. In the past, the definition of an experienced or advanced student has generally been characterized by the amount of formal retreat time in which one has engaged. While time logged on the cushion can be an important aspect of experience, we do not find this measure alone to be a meaningful gauge of the quality of a student’s practice.
We see an advanced student as someone who has developed a balanced practice, with sincere and diligent attention to practicing sila (ethical/moral conduct) and dana (generosity), in addition to bhavana (cultivation of mind). Sometimes yogis engage in unwholesome behaviors indicative of a need for additional development.
Some of these behaviors include:
All of these behaviors create hardship and have a corrosive effect on our collective ability to keep the Dhamma alive, available and accessible.
This retreat is intended for experienced students.
PREREQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS:
FROM THE TEACHER: In order to participate in this retreat, you must have sat at least three retreats of 7-days or more, at least one of which has been with this teacher. Please include a comprehensive resume of your retreat experience with your registration materials.
FROM THE RETREAT CENTER: Each applicant must exhibit behaviors supportive of sustaining a strong spiritual community. Specifically, each applicant must have a strong practice of sila (ethical and moral behavior), of dana (generosity) and a demonstrated ability to comport oneself during retreat with maturity and integrity. For detailed information about these expectations, you may scroll to the bottom of the retreat description.
Subsidized fee : $490 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Sustaining fee : $545 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Supporting fee : $580 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff