Daylong Meditation and Benefit for Vipassana Metta Foundation

The Dharma Zephyr Sangha Retreat Committee announces a change to our schedule for September 15-16.  Steve Armstrong, the scheduled teacher, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and has canceled his autumn schedule while receiving treatment.  (See the Caring Bridge website https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/stevenkarmstrong for further information and updates on Steve’s treatment.)…

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Daylong Meditation Retreat with Shaila Catherine: “What is Effort? Control, Letting Go, and Trust in Mindfulness Meditation”

What can you control? When must you surrender? How do you perk up your enthusiasm when it slackens? What is the purpose of deep relaxation? As we become increasingly aware of our perceptions, we refine our engagement with our experiences and learn to meet our life more and more clearly…

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Daylong Meditation Retreat with Shaila Catherine: “Relax, Let Go, Keep Trying!”

Balanced and skillful effort is a vital meditative skill. This daylong program will cultivate relaxation, letting go, and persistence as we learn how gentle diligent effort supports the deepening of concentration and insight. This day long is suitable for both new and experienced practitioners. Participants may attend one or both…

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Integrating Insights into Our Daily Lives: A Daylong Meditation Retreat with Heather Sundberg

“OK so I had an Insight, maybe it was small, maybe it changed everything for me. Now what?” (By the way, everyone has insights!) We spend much of our spiritual lives chasing after meditative ‘experiences’, perhaps hoping for the intensity, the ‘big moments’.  We often miss the simple insights, which…

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Five Things Which Wake Us Up!: A Daylong Meditation Retreat with Heather Sundberg

Wise Friends – Celebrating Integrity – Hearing the Dharma (truth) – Wise Effort – Harmony with Impermanence   At this daylong we will deeply explore these Five Marvelous Qualities that both ‘wake us up’ and also serve as markers of our continuing awakening on the spiritual path.  Through stories, guided…

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