Tue, Sep 20|
Oakwood Retreat Center
Abiding in Emptiness: Relaxing the Mind; Opening the Heart with Mary Aubry
This ten-night Vipassana retreat will be held in Noble Silence.
Time & Location
Sep 20, 4:00 PM – Sep 30, 2:00 PM
Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S County Rd. 575 E Rd, Selma, IN 47383, USA
About the event
Although there will be periods of discussion and Q&A, the majority of the retreat will be silent. During the retreat, we will gradually refine our mindfulness of experience as a preparatory practice for entering into and abiding in the spacious, empty nature mind as instructed by the Buddha in the Pali discourses. The retreat will be grounded in the Brahmaviharas of loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. Mary will offer instructions, dharma talks, and interviews. Dharma-talk topics will include Dependent Origination, Impermanence, Emptiness, and Abiding in Emptiness. Each day will include periods of sitting meditation, walking meditation, Brahmavihara meditation, and Q&A. Mary will teach an embodied self-metta practice as a cornerstone for radiating the Brahmaviharas externally to all beings. This retreat is for experienced meditators who have attended at least two prior seven-day residential silent meditation retreats.
Please register here.