MAY 2021 WEEKEND SILENT RETREAT: EXPLORING EMPTINESS

May 28-30, 2021, Online

Teachers: Stan Eisenstein and Kristin Barker

Affiliated with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW)

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In the midst of challenging conditions, we are perhaps more available for challenging teachings. One of the most profound and yet misunderstood teachings of the Buddha is that of emptiness. The Buddha invites us to contemplate and realize the truth that all worldly phenomena are empty of permanence, satisfactoriness, and  a separate self. An embodied sense of these realizations, even for a moment, can lead to enormous freedom and, when sustained, a durable sense of peace and ease.

In this retreat, we will focus on cultivating an experience of emptiness and seeing how this perspective affects our level of stress and suffering. All of the talks, guided meditations, and exercises will be directed toward exploring practices and principles related to relaxing into emptiness.

The retreat starts at 6 pm on Friday, May 28 and ends at 6 pm on Sunday, May 30.

Retreat Fee: $50 (plus optional donation to teacher and managers at the end of the retreat).