A great meditation master noted that peace is the experience of simplicity. In a world filled with an endless stream of entertainments, doubts, conflicts, chatter, and other distractions and complications, this observation seems particularly worth contemplating and taking to heart.
The practice of sitting meditation directs us at every point to a profoundly simple and genuine way of being in the world and responding to its demands. Within the gentle simplicity of “just sitting,” we can find not only a supremely skillful way of relating to our challenges; we can also tap into depths of insight and joy that enrich our lives and sustain us both on and off the cushion.
This three-hour mini-retreat will include an opening reflection on the title theme, guided instruction followed by periods of sitting and walking meditation, the contemplative practice of aimless wandering, and a period of group discussion at the end. All are welcome, including those who have no previous experience with meditation.
Limited scholarships available for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Email [email protected] for details.
This retreat is in-person only. If you have questions, please contact Chris Wenger at [email protected].