Choice of: March 30-April 1 or March 30-April 4, 2012 at the Grailville Retreat Center, Loveland, Ohio
Public Talk by Rebecca Bradshaw March 29, 2012 at 8 p.m. at the Yellow Springs Dharma Center
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 kindness-infused awareness of our experience. Extensive guidance will be offered in how to meet challenging experiences of body, thought, and emotions with compassionate presence, discovering freedom without rejecting any part of ourselves.
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. Although based in Buddhist teachings, the retreat is non-sectarian and complements any spiritual or religious 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.
Grailville is located in the rolling hills of southwest Ohio. Grailville’s 300 acres include walking trails, woods, pastures, ponds, creeks, and labyrinths and provides a powerful setting for spiritual practice. Vegetarian meals will be provided.