Retreats are suitable for beginning as well and continuing meditation students. Beginning and newer participants will have special sessions in learning meditation and extra support. Vegetarian options for all meals.
DONATION BASIS: In the Insight tradition, the teachings are offered freely, because it is understood that their value is priceless.
At the same time, support is needed for those teachings to continue. There are costs for building rental, food, and other supplies. The teachers may also have costs that need reimbursement. Insight Meditation Ann Arbor has decided to see if we can continue this tradition, this economy of gifts, rather than fees. In this way, we all have the opportunity to practice generosity and gratitude as we are called and able.
Accommodations: Comfortable semi-private rooms, all with private baths and individually controlled heat and air conditioning. The Weber Center also has beautiful grounds, with over than 100 acres of wooded land, ideal for walking and reflection. Outdoor labyrinth and circle meditation garden.
Vipassana is about clear seeing. One of the ways that we diminish our ability to see things clearly is our identifications. The way we take ourselves to be certain things, victim, hero or helper–when the role is heavy, causes us to limit ourselves and see only a part of who we are.
This retreat will look at some of these identifications. One of the seven factors of awakening in Buddhism is investigation. We will be using small group and individual sharing from time to time during the retreat which will otherwise be conducted in traditional noble silence.
NOTE: The retreat is full. Our next retreat will be in the fall.STARTS: Friday May 4, 2018 at 4PM ENDS: Sunday May 6, 2018, at 1PM, after lunch TEACHERS: Lou and Susan Weir LEVEL: All Levels LOCATION: Weber Retreat Center, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, MI
Please register online here.