August 31, 2018—September 3, 2018
Jack Kornfield: Loving Awareness, Wisdom, and Compassion in Tough Times
This retreat is an invitation for experienced and new practitioners to deepen in wisdom and compassion. Ancient traditions and modern neuroscience show we can train the heart and mind to create a balanced life and a wise society. Join us in practice—in the midst of success and difficulty, collective and personal—to quiet the mind, open the heart, and awaken to courage, joy, and steady compassion together. Through heartfelt teachings, dialogue and questions, wisdom practices, delicious silence, and the psychology of the awakened heart, we will learn how to live with inner freedom and love and to bring these blessings to the world.
Note: This retreat will be held in silence, but there will time for dialogue and questions.
Jack Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India, and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. He is a founding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology, and is a father and activist. His books include A Path with Heart; Buddha’s Little Instruction Book; Teachings of the Buddha; Seeking the Heart of Wisdom; Living Dharma; A Still Forest Pool; After the Ecstasy, the Laundry; The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness and Peace; The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology, and Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are.
DaRa Williams is a trainer, meditation teacher, and wellness coach. She has been a clinician and administrator in the field of mental health for over 25 years. DaRa currently maintains a private practice in Manhattan. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, graduate of the Community Dharma Leaders Program, and in the current IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training program.
Bart van Melik has been teaching personal meditation and Insight Dialogue since 2009, with a specific focus on working with diverse populations. He is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leader Program at Spirit Rock and is currently in the IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training program.
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