“If you don’t become the ocean, you will be seasick every day.” ~Leonard Cohen
|Freedom Here and Now: Insight Meditation Retreat||Insight Meditation Society, Retreat Center (MA)||Jean Esther, Chas DiCapua||Feb 27, 2018 to Mar 4, 2018 (5 nights)|
|Exploring the Alchemy of Movement and Mindfulness||Serenity Ridge Retreat Center (VA)||Pat Coffey, Ruth King||Mar 22, 2018 to Mar 25, 2018 (3 nights)|
|Monastic Retreat||Insight Meditation Society, Retreat Center (MA)||Ayya Anandabodhi, Ayya Santacitta||Apr 3, 2018 to Apr 12, 2018 (9 nights)|
|Wise Speech: A Mindful Communication Retreat||Sacred Stream Center (CA)||Oren J. Sofer, Donald Rothberg||Apr 23, 2018 to Apr 28, 2018 (5 nights)|
|Meditation and Poetry Retreat||Mount Peale Sanctuary (UT)||Susie Harrington, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer||Apr 27, 2018 to Apr 29, 2018 (2 nights)|
|Relational Dharma: Waking up Together||Barre Center for Buddhist Studies (MA)||Oren J. Sofer, Bart van Melik||May 4, 2018 to May 9, 2018 (5 nights)|
|Residential Retreat, Yellow Springs Dharma Center||Yellow Springs Dharma Center (OH)||Rebecca Bradshaw||May 4, 2018 to May 11, 2018 (7 nights)|
|Ascension: 4 Day Insight Meditation Retreat||Meditation Center Beatenberg||Charles Genoud, Patricia Genoud Feldman, Yuka Nakamura||May 9, 2018 to May 13, 2018 (4 nights)|
|Residential/Nonresidential Meditation Retreat with DaRa Williams||Holy Wisdom Monastery (WI)||DaRa Williams||May 10, 2018 to May 12, 2018 (2 nights)|
|Befriending Your Fear||Claymont Court Mansion & Retreat Center (WV)||Shell Fischer||Jun 8, 2018 to Jun 10, 2018 (2 nights)|
NOTE: The retreats listed here have been entered by the retreat organizers. For any questions, use the contact information listed on the retreat page. Please do not contact the Buddhist Insight Network.
“The cultivation of happiness is one of the most important skills anyone can ever learn. Luckily, it’s not hard when we know the way to water and nourish those wholesome seeds, which are already there in our consciousness.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
“A further sign of health is that we don’t become undone by fear and trembling, but we take it as a message that it’s time to stop struggling and look directly at what’s threatening us.” ~ Pema Chödrön
First- the discipline to stop and collect ourselves – the principles of concentration.
Second- the ability and repetition of seeing into the simple functions of the heart and mind. Seeing how we live with, create, and let go of tension and anxieties. The fundamentals of insight.
This retreat combines the foundational practices of mindfulness with poetic expression through body movement. In our time together, alternating sitting and walking meditation, we will move to music and sound to create energetic aliveness that interrupts mental defenses a
with Donald Rothberg and Oren Jay Sofer
• Deepen insight and self-understanding
• Train the heart to find balance when challenged
• Learn practical tools to navigate differences
As social beings our lives are inextricably interwoven. The Buddha emphasized the immense power of social harmony and spiritual friendship as factors conducive to awakening.