RETREAT DESCRIPTION

“Patience finds expression as a serene attitude towards stress.
With this virtue the mind becomes cool, clean and calm
like a refreshing pond of crystal clear water.” — Walpola Rahula

When our lives become too busy, patience is the wise response to feeling overwhelmed with reactivity and a false sense of urgency. Patience is the antidote to restlessness, agitation and frustration – protecting the mind from getting carried away with anger and fear. Patience quiets anxiety inviting the heart back into balance so one can choose to respond rather than react. This makes it possible to remember to slow down and appreciate life with the kindness and care that transforms the turbulent heart into a refuge of calm, wise understanding and love.

This retreat will be held in Noble Silence. It will focus on the cultivation of mindful awareness, patience and loving kindness. The schedule will include morning reflections and instructions, sitting and walking meditation, an optional group inquiry and evening dharma talks. Both those experienced and new to vipassana practice are welcome.

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.

RETREAT COST

Registration is through the Brahma Vihara Foundation
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TEACHERS

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