Through Insight meditation practice, we are given the opportunity to see the habits of mind that keep us isolated from our experiences and the world. As we dismantle these patterns, our hearts soften, our capacity to see clearly increases, and we are touched and can touch the world more directly. To be touched is a blessing, to be alive and connected is a tender and transformative experience. Equanimity in combination with compassion allows us to be connected and heartful, while also maintaining balance as we experience the joys and sorrows of ourselves and the world we care about.
On this weekend retreat we will explore seeing clearly the truth of things as they are and doing so with a balanced and compassionate heart. This silent meditation retreat will have sitting and walking practice, as well a small group meetings with the teacher and dharma talks. It is suitable for beginners and those with experience.
Teacher: Susie Harrington
Date and location: January 4-6, Bear River Charter School, 75 S 400 W, Logan UT.
Friday: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Retreat type: Three day, non-residential, silent retreat. If you are coming from out of town and would like to request a place to stay with a sangha member, please write to our sangha members (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meals: Friday: Bring a dish to share for the potluck dinner. Saturday: Bring a light sack lunch. Leftovers from the potluck dinner will be available. Vegetarian dinner will be provided. Sunday: Bring a sack lunch.
Registration and Cost: Registration is done entirely online. Registration fees cover the operating expense of the retreat (e.g., building rental, travel expenses of the teacher). Dana for the teacher is extra (see below). Participants must pay in advance. Please choose payment amount from the sliding scale (based on your ability to pay):
i. $40 – I am unable to pay more*
ii. $60 – I can pay the real cost of the retreat.
iii. $80 – I can financially assist those who cannot pay more.
* limited work-study slots are available at $25 each for those who are unable to make the minimum payment. To request a work-study slot, contact our sangha members (email@example.com)
$25 of the payment is a non-refundable deposit*.
* Those unable to attend will receive the refundable portion of their registration fee by January 31, 2018.
Please register as soon as possible, space is limited and registration closes December 29th, 2018.
Dana: Dana is a Pali word meaning generosity. In keeping with Buddhist tradition, teachers do not charge for their services but are sustained by the generosity of their students. Dana allows the teachers and retreat staff to continue their Dharma work. There is no expected amount, but you are encouraged to give generously to the extent you are able. There will be an opportunity at the end of each retreat to offer support, though you may do it at any time.