We teach and practice a type of meditation known as Mahasati Meditation. Mahasati in Pali means “great awareness.” It is a form of Vipassana or Insight meditation which originates in Southeast Asia. Mahasati meditation cultivates self-awareness initially through attention to the movement of the body and, at intermediate and more advanced levels, to the movement of the mind. This ultimately leads to a direct and profound understanding of the origins of suffering in human xperience and points the way toward ultimate liberation. While Mahasati meditation has its roots in Buddhism, it is not necessary to accept any type of religious doctrine in order to practice. It is also possible to practice it conjointly with other forms of religious practice.
(usually falls on the first Saturday of the month)
This silent session is designed to be more intensive than our weekly classes. It allows the mind more time to drop daily thoughts and develop deeper levels of awareness of our body, mind, thoughts and feelings.
Please bring a bag lunch.
All non-members must register! Please e-mail [masked] for a registration form.
If you have any questions with regards to the Retreat, please e-mail [masked] or call us[masked].