The theme of the retreat will be The Middle Way: Seeing Clearly, Relating Wisely, and Releasing the Heart. The Buddha points to the middle way—a wisdom that understands the limitations and stress involved with both craving for things to be other than how they are and craving to be done with the challenging and ungovernable circumstances we experience in life. Retreat practice is our opportunity to see more clearly how the mind is conditioned to react to the pleasantness and unpleasantness of experience and to realize another way of relating.
It is possible to relate to experience with a fearless intimacy, allowing for a wise, kind, and forgiving response to life. This retreat will emphasize the Buddha’s teachings on the Four Noble Truths and the liberating movement of turning toward and better understanding what is difficult, confusing, and uncertain in life.
Both beginners and experienced meditators are welcome at the retreat.