The Heart of Awakening
Our world cries out for healing, for peace. Our spiritual practice reminds us that true peace isn't to be found "out there" but is already imminent for each of us in our own being. In this we retreat we will practice allowing our hearts and minds to open unconditionally to life and to our experience just as it is. We will inquire deeply into the forces that constrict our minds and hearts and that keep us from resting in the natural kindness, care and compassion for all that arises when the mind is at peace.
In May 2016 we will return to the Serenity Ridge retreat center in Nelson County for a silent residential retreat. Our guest teacher will be internationally renowned meditation teacher Ajahn Thanasanti who will be joined by IMCC's Sharon Beckman-Brindley.
This retreat will be an opportunity for you to establish, re-discover, or deepen your contemplative practice. It is suitable for beginners as well as seasoned meditators. Through the skilled guidance of our teachers, you will be supported in exploring, healing, and transforming your relationship with yourself and all of creation.
So that participants may fully experience the benefits of the teachings and our practice, the retreatants will maintain silence, except for question/answer periods and interviews with the teachers. We will alternate sitting practice with walking meditation, and daily mindful movement classes will be offered.A collection of information on our residential retreats, including a link and map for the Serenity Ridge Retreat Center, travel directions, short descriptions on what to expect on retreat, what to bring and other details and advice can be found at IMCC's residential retreat resources page.
Registration for this retreat will open in January, 2017.