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Insight Meditation: Women’s Summer Retreat
with Mare Chapman and Cecily Frederick
June 12, 2021, 9am - 4pm (CST)

Given all the challenges going on in our external world, the circumstances of our personal lives, and our internal reactions to all of this, it seems like it would be helpful to carve out a day of dedicated mindfulness practice as we head into the summer months. The more we can each connect with our inner stability, kind hearts and the wisdom of our true nature, the more everyone and the whole world benefits.

We will hold this on-line over Zoom again as we did this past December. Though it won’t be the same as being together as we have in the past at Holy Wisdom Monastery, we will use the Zoom technology to create a sense of community as best we can.

Observing noble silence, we will spend the day practicing sitting meditation, moving meditation, Loving Kindness (Metta) meditation, and eating our lunches mindfully.  Mare will give a dharma talk, Cecily (R.Y.T.) will offer yoga or mindful stretching as an option to mindful walking. Even though we will be physically separate, we will be able to see everyone, and there will be opportunities to check in and ask questions.

In keeping with our tradition of ending the retreat with the ritual of a red blessing string, you will be mailed a red string to you prior to June 12. Then as we end our day of practice together, we will infuse our string with the intention we’d each like to cultivate.

Because practicing in our homes requires a special discipline and commitment to maintaining boundaries, we will send you suggestions for setting this up ahead of time, as well as the day’s schedule so you can follow along easily.  Although Zoom is free you may want to download the app, and you’ll need a device that has good internet connection.

In addition to the fee of $45, you are welcome to add a donation, called “Dana”, for the teachings.

Please register by no later than May 28, 2021.



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