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September 17, 2020—September 20, 2020

Sharon Salzberg & Joseph Goldstein: Experiencing Insight & Love

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available in support of this program. For more information, please refer here

In times of uncertainty and change, we can draw on Buddhist teachings to help us move beyond constricting habitual patterns such as fear, denial, and despair. Awakening our inner capacities for compassion, wisdom, and joy, we learn to transform our worldview from one of isolation and confusion to one of connection and clarity. We can open to a power of faith and courage based on seeing things just as they are.

By engaging in traditional practices of mindfulness and lovingkindness, we develop insight through greater awareness of the full range of our experiences, and deepen compassion for ourselves and others.

Suitable for both new and experienced meditators, the retreat will be held in social silence—that is, retreatants are asked to speak only in question and answer sessions or for assistance with retreat logistics. We practice social silence in order to allow each participant to have ample opportunity to attend to their own inner process while being in a supportive and caring environment. 

This retreat will be held in silence, with time allotted for conversation with the teachers.

Please note: This retreat is the same weekend as Rosh Hashanah. 



Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA and the author of ten books including New York Times bestseller, Real Happiness, her seminal work, Lovingkindness and her most recent work, Real Love. Renowned for her down-to-earth teaching style, Sharon offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible. For more information, visit www.SharonSalzberg.com.

Joseph Goldstein is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society and the Barre Center for Buddhist studies, both in Barre, Massachusetts. He is the author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening, A Heart Full of Peace, One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism, Insight Meditation, and The Experience of Insight.  He has also coauthored books with Sharon Salzberg and Jack Kornfield. Joseph has studied and practiced meditation since 1967 under the guidance of eminent teachers from India, Burma, and Tibet and he leads Insight Meditation retreats around the world. 


Pricing Information

Commuter Rate (no Bedroom)
Dorm Room SOLD OUT
Double Room SOLD OUT
Single Room SOLD OUT
Total Fees by Room Choice.