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Cultivating Compassionate Awareness: An Insight Meditation Daylong Retreat
Details & Registration are on the website: $20 in advance/$25 at the door goes to room rental and the costs of holding a retreat. You may offer support to the teacher at the retreat in the tradition of 'Dana'. No one turned away for lack of funds. Join the Scottsdale Sangha for a day of Vipassana (Mindfulness) Meditation with a focus on enhancing kind and non-judgmental awareness. Instruction and guidance will be balanced with periods of silent practice throughout the day. The day will include alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, instructions and guidance in Vipassana and Brahma Vihara practices, an afternoon session of gentle, mindful Qi Gong and a Dharma talk. This retreat is appropriate for beginning meditators as well as experienced practitioners with a balance of instruction and silence. The retreat will be led by Genevieve Tregor: ​Genevieve has been practicing Vipassana meditation since 2008 and has spent over a 15 months in intensive retreat with senior Western and Monastic teachers in the Insight Tradition. She leads the Insight Meditation Scottsdale sangha and also teaches mindfulness and the MBSR program in secular settings in the Phoenix area through She is trained in Radiant Heart Qi Gong by Teja Fudo Myoo Bell and was recently selected to serve as a Mentor for mindfulness teachers-in-training under Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.

Franciscan Renewal Center

5802 E. Lincoln Drive · Scottsdale, AZ

What we're about

Welcome to Insight Meditation Scottsdale! We practice in the Western Buddhist Vipassana 'tradition' as taught by Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg. These teachers brought to the West the teachings of Theravada Masters from the Thai Forrest and Burmese traditions. Our sitting group meets from 7-8:30pm on Monday evenings in South Scottsdale. We also offer daylong retreats and occasional longer, non-residential retreats taught by visiting senior teachers in the Western Vipassana tradition.

On Monday nights we offer a 40 minute sit, followed by a short dharma talk and facilitated dharma discussion led by Genevieve Tregor. Genevieve has been practicing Vipassana meditation since 2008 and has spent over a year in intensive retreat, including multiple long practice periods of 6 to 9 weeks.

All are welcome. This group is supported entirely by 'Dana (', or the practice of generosity; everyone is welcome to attend and offer whatever feels meaningful in their heart, according to their own circumstances. The opportunity to sit together and hear the dharma is considered priceless.

You can view the "Insight Meditation Scottsdale" webpage for details about the group, as well as meeting location, times and upcoming retreats here: (

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