“Integrating Loving Kindness and Compassion Into Our Insight Practice”
With Rebecca Bradshaw, Insight Meditation Society
Choice of: May 5-7 or May 5-12, 2017
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The Buddha’s teachings offer a way to develop a deep and embodied presence in our human life. This retreat will emphasize the integration of the mindfulness practice and the heart practices (Brahmaviharas); cultivated together they lead to a deeper and richer meditation experience, each one strengthening and supporting the other. Extensive guidance will be offered in how to meet all experiences of body, thought, and emotions with compassionate presence, in the process discovering our own innate qualities of wisdom and openheartedness.
This seven-day retreat (with two-day option), appropriate for both new and experienced meditators, will be held in silence with alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation. Each day includes guided Vipassana and loving kindness/Brahmavihara practice, an evening dharma talk, and opportunities to meet with the teacher. Students are encouraged to consider the seven-day option, which offers an opportunity for a greater deepening of practice. Rebecca will be assisted by Candace Cassin, who will also offer optional movement practice each afternoon.
The retreat will be held at the Jesuit Spiritual Center of Milford, Ohio, in the Loyola Building, which sits back on an oak-lined drive between the peaceful flow of the Little Miami River and the ample grounds of the old Jesuit Novitiate. Vegetarian meals will be provided, and all rooms are single.
Rebecca Bradshaw is a Guiding Teacher at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and the Guiding Teacher of the Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley in Easthampton, MA. She has been teaching since 1993 in the United States and abroad, bringing a style that explores the convergence of love and wisdom. Rebecca has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Since 2006 she has been teaching the annual residential Vipassana retreat with the Yellow Springs Dharma Center.
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