Cultivation, Investigation, Contemplation: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students: #11 Meditation & Instructions - Yuka Nakamura

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Yuka Nakamura

Yuka Nakamura has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1993 in the Theravada, Dzogchen and Zen traditions. She has a PhD in Developmental Psychology, and is a certified MBSR teacher. Based in Switzerland, she was ...

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This online meditation course for experienced practitioners will focus on deepening mindfulness and liberating insight. Our guiding map will be the teachings on the Four Applications of Mindfulness (Satipaṭṭhāna), which enable us to tap into the wealth of practical wisdom from early Buddhist contemplative traditions. The teachers will offer gentle and precise training in unifying the mind, guiding us in establishing different modes of awareness and in friendliness (metta). These practices allow for quieting and strengthening the heart, and foster transformative insights, growth and integration.

The course format will include guidance on sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks and daily optional Q&A sessions to support a sustained practice at home.

Cost is sliding scale and scholarships are available. Registration fees support the Insight Meditation Society’s work online and at our physical retreat centers in Barre, MA.

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.)



Daily Schedule:
all times listed in Eastern Daylight Time EDT 
(with Central European Summer Time CEST listed as well):
Note: all sessions (except Q&A) will be recorded and posted so you can view it later if you missed one. 


Wednesday, July 22
5 pm - 6 pm (23:00 CEST) Opening Talk - Akincano, Yuka

Thursday, July 23
9 am - 10 am (15:00 CEST) Guided Meditation and instructions - Akincano
2 pm - 3 pm (20:00 CEST)  Guided Meditation - Yuka
3:15pm - 4 pm 21:15 CEST) Optional Q & A - Akincano, Yuka 
5 pm - 6 pm (23:00 CEST)  Dharma Talk - Akincano

Friday, July 24
9 am - 10 am (15:00 CEST) Guided Meditation and instructions - Yuka
2 pm - 3 pm (20:00 CEST)  Guided Meditation - Akincano
3:15pm - 4 pm 21:15 CEST) Optional Q & A - Yuka, Akincano  
5 pm - 6 pm (23:00 CEST) Dharma Talk - Yuka

Saturday, July 25
9 am - 10 am (15:00 CEST) Guided Meditation and instructions - Akincano
2 pm - 3 pm (20:00 CEST) Guided Meditation - Yuka
3:15pm - 4 pm 21:15 CEST) Optional Q & A - Akincano, Yuka 
5 pm - 6 pm (23:00 CEST) Dharma Talk - Akincano

Sunday, July 26
9 am - 10 am (15:00 CEST) Guided Meditation and instructions - Yuka 
2 pm - 3 pm (20:00 CEST) Closing Talk - Akincano, Yuka