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"Integrating Love and Wisdom in our Spiritual Practice"
The intention of this retreat will strengthen our ability to maintain a continuous quality of awareness not only in retreat, but also so that it can extend into our daily lives in a seamless way. We will be exploring the Four Foundations of Mindfulness with more emphasis on awareness of the qualities of mind. The teachings of Sayadaw U Tejaniya on Mindfulness of Mind will be integrated, and one of his books will be offered to each retreatant to read during the retreat as a support for practice. We will explore how we can more clearly uncover the wisdom in our minds by strengthening the loving kindness in our hearts. Equanimity practice will be offered as a way of integrating the love and wisdom aspects of our practice.
Kamala Masters is one of the founders and teachers of the Vipassana Metta Foundation on Maui. She teaches retreats in the Theravada tradition at venues worldwide, including being a Guiding Teacher and member of the Board of Directors at the Insight Meditation Society at Barre, Massachusetts. Practicing since 1975, trained by Anagarika Munindra and Sayadaw U Pandita and continuing her practice with U Tejaniya, Kamala has a commitment to carrying and offering the purity of the teachings of the Buddha in a way that touches our common sense and compassion as human beings, and allows the natural inner growth of wisdom. She lives on Maui where she raised four children, and is now blessed with five grandchildren. Kamala has practiced both insight and loving kindness meditations intensively under the guidance and preceptorship of Sayadaw U Pandita, in the USA, Australia and in Burma as a nun and a lay woman.
In the spirit of the Buddha, Kamala's teachings are given freely. There will be an opportunity to offer dana to Kamala at the end of the retreat
Camp Galilee sits on the east shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe.
"At last the lake burst upon us--a noble sheet of blue water lifted six thousand three hundred feet above the level of the sea, and walled in by a rim of snow-clad mountain peaks that towered aloft three thousand feet higher still! As it lay there with the shadows of the mountains brilliantly photographed upon its still surface, I thought it must surely be the fairest picture the whole world affords."-Mark Twain
photo courtesy: mvbreedon
Retreat cost includes: lodging, 3 meals daily,
Limited rustic campsites are available