April 12-17, 2013
(See the registration form on the right.)
The Buddha’s Teachings offer a way to develop openness of heart and mind to the wide range of joy and sorrow that is this human life. During this retreat we will explore a natural, easeful awareness of our experience. Extensive guidance will be offered in how to meet all experiences of body, thought, and emotions with compassionate presence, discovering freedom without rejecting any part of life.
This two- or five-day retreat, held in silence with alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, will include daily guided Vipassana and loving kindness practice, evening talks, and opportunities to meet with the teacher. The retreat is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators. Students are encouraged to consider the five day option, which often results in an even greater deepening of their practice.
Rebecca Bradshaw teaches at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, at other locations in the United States, and at Kyaswa Monastery in Sagaing, Myanmar. She is a psychotherapist, the guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley, MA, and the Buddhist Advisor at Mt. Holyoke College. Her teaching explores the convergence of love and wisdom.
Here are some pictures from the spring 2012 retreat: