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September 20, 2020
Virtual Retreat: “Experiencing Insight and Love” with Sharon Salzberg & Joseph Goldstein
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.
Special guest teacher Amana Brembry Johnson will join Joseph and Sharon for this one-day virtual retreat. This offering is suitable for both new and experienced meditators.
Amana Brembry Johnson teaches meditation and compassionate movement nationally and internationally. As a spiritual mentor, Amana nurtures practitioners who wish to deepen and integrate meditation into daily life. Rooted in the ethics of Dharma and social justice, wisdom and liberation practices are made accessible to diverse communities by interpreting the teachings through the language, cultural artistry and experiential lens that are unique to those communities. Body and breath awareness are central in Amana’s distinctive form of contemplative movement, one that interweaves dharma and indigenous wisdom with yoga, Qigong, and other embodiment practices. An accomplished visual artist, Amana creates imagery that exposes emotional and spiritual barriers of the heart as gateways into kindness, compassion, and self-love. Amana has offered Dharmaseed Talks as well as written articles through Spirit Rock and Lion’s Roar. For questions/inquiries or to sign up for Amana’s listserv, leave a message at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 eleven books including New York Times bestseller, Real Happiness, her seminal work, Lovingkindness and her most recent book, Real Change: Mindfulness To Heal Ourselves and the World.
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