Embodying Kindness and Wisdom: Insight and Lovingkindness Meditation Retreat with Rebecca Bradshaw, Greg Scharf and Dawn Scott - 21RB0

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Group Teaching

Multiple teachers will be teaching these sessions.

Rebecca Bradshaw

Rebecca Bradshaw is one of the Guiding Teachers at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and Guiding Teacher Emeritus of Insight meditation Center of Pioneer Valley. She has been practicing Vipassana medit...

Greg Scharf

Greg Scharf began meditating in 1992 & has been teaching residential meditation retreats since 2007, including the annual 3 month retreat at the Insight Meditation Society where he serves as a guiding teacher. In...

Dawn Scott

Dawn Scott has been practicing insight meditation since 2008.  She is a teacher-trainee in the current Insight Meditation Society’s teacher training program and is a member on the teaching team of Spirit Rock’s A...

Embodying Kindness and Wisdom: Insight and Lovingkindness Meditation Retreat with Rebecca Bradshaw, Greg Scharf and Dawn Scott - 21RB0

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Both Webinar and Meeting Format (Some program sessions allow you to see and hear only the teacher, while other program sessions will allow you to see and hear the teacher as well as other program participants).
 
In this online meditation retreat, open to all, we will deeply explore the Buddhist teachings of mindfulness infused with lovingkindness. Through this practice, we will cultivate our connection to ourselves and to life itself through body-centered awareness.  
 
Developing intimacy with our physical, energetic and emotional bodies, we can touch essential truths about life. As we practice in this way, we gain the stability of heart that helps us move through this world with greater wisdom and compassion.
 
Participants will be supported by daily insight and lovingkindness meditation instructions, talks about the teachings, and meetings with the teachers. An optional period of mindful movement (qigong) will be offered each afternoon.
 
Fees
For this course, sliding scale fees are $200, $325, or $500. We also offer a scholarship fee of $100, and no-fee enrollment for those who request a fee-waiver. Our “Pay What You Can Afford" system supports the cultivation of a dynamic and inclusive community and contributes to the health and vibrancy of the sangha. Email [email protected] for more information or to request a scholarship or no-fee enrollment.

A note on dana (generosity)
Most IMS teachers—like insight teachers around the world—rely on the generosity of students for their livelihood, and receive no compensation from course fees. All IMS online teachers receive a modest dana advance from IMS to guarantee a minimum level of financial support. (Click here to learn more about the dana practice.) There will be an opportunity to offer a contribution to your teachers at the end of this course.
 
Daily Schedule - all times listed in Eastern Time ET:
Note: all sessions (except opening ritual, groups and group closing) will be recorded and posted so you can view it later if you missed one

Tuesday, April 13
4 - 5:30 pm - Opening Session – Rebecca, Greg, Dawn 
7 - 8 pm - Refuges & Precepts, Opening Ritual - Rebecca
 
Wednesday, April 14
9 - 10 am - Sitting & Instructions - Greg 
11:30 – 12:30 pm - Groups
2:15 – 3 pm -  Qigong - Greg 
4 - 5 pm - Dharma Talk - Rebecca 
7 - 8 pm - Guided Metta Meditation - Dawn 
 
Thursday, April 15
9 - 10 am - Sitting & Instructions - Dawn 
11:30 – 12:30 pm - Groups
2:15 – 3 pm -  Qigong - Greg 
4 - 5 pm - Dharma Talk - Greg 
7 - 8 pm - Guided Metta Meditation - Rebecca 
 
Friday, April 16
9 - 10 am - Sitting & Instructions - Rebecca 
11:30 – 12:30 pm - Groups
2:15 – 3 pm - Qigong - Greg
4 - 5 pm - Dharma Talk - Dawn 
7 - 8 pm - Guided Metta Meditation - Greg 
 
Saturday, April 17
9 - 10 am - Sitting & Instructions - Greg 
11:30 – 12:30 pm - Groups
2:15 – 3 pm - Qigong - Greg 
4 - 5 pm - Dharma Talk - Rebecca 
7 - 8 pm - Guided Metta Meditation - Dawn 
 
Sunday, April 18
9 - 9:45 am - Sitting, Instructions & Group Closing - Dawn 
10 - 11:30 pm - Closing Session - Rebecca, Greg, Dawn   

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