When we encounter stresses in our lives, we often dismay, imagining that someone or something - somewhere or somehow - must be WRONG. Our meditation practice, however, invites us to see and investigate these moments as blessings: powerful practice and learning opportunities. With the Dharma as guide, we can learn to open to difficulty as a wonderful and happy practice, allowing it to open us to ever deeper and more creative possibilities and to steadfast and peace-filled presence in our relations with our internal and external worlds.
This 3 Day non-residential meditation retreat will combine periods of silent sitting and walking meditation with the relational meditation practice of Insight Dialogue (ID), a practice of speaking and listening that brings together the deep wisdom teachings of Buddhism with our everyday relationship. ID has the same traditional roots and purposes as silent meditation: mindfulness, compassion and liberating insight while investigating together our lived present moment (relational) experience.
About Sharon Beckman-Brindley
Dates and Times:
Friday, July 27 7 PM - 9 PM
Saturday, July 28 9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, July 29 9:00 AM - 1 PM
Registration: $25 fee and donations (dana) to the teacher. Scholarships are available. To register, contact Robert Hodge (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Whitehall Meditation, the Farmhouse at Wyndefields,
2766 Browns Gap Tpke
Charlottesville, VA 22901