BEGINNING IN THE NEW YEAR:
SAMADHI & INSIGHT MEDITATION ONLINE
FIVE DAY ONLINE RETREAT
With Brian Lesage
January 5 – 9, 2022
INTRODUCTION By Brian Lesage
Come join me in beginning in the New Year with an online retreat within your home environment. For me, home retreat has been transformative in ways I never experienced in residential retreats. It has allowed me to deeply integrate this spiritual path into my living space, creating the visual and temporal reminders of path and practice in my own home. I find that this can be a wonderful way to step into the year afresh.
This retreat is designed to support the practice of insight meditation intertwined with practices to stabilize the attention. We will be cultivating Samadhi (collectedness of the mind through well-being) and Vipassana (insight which embodies the essence and wisdom of the teachings of the Buddha), which have been the foundation of Buddhist teachings for 2,600 years. This silent retreat will focus on cultivating embodied presence and mindful awareness that embrace the human experience with acceptance and wisdom.
There is NO FEE for this retreat. The teachings of the Buddha have been sustained by the 2,600 year old tradition of dana, a Pali word meaning “generosity.” Our teacher receives no compensation for his services. Retreatants are encouraged to help Brian lead a life devoted to teaching the dharma by offering him financial support at the retreat’s end. In the act of giving, we develop our ability to let go, cultivate a spirit of caring, and honor our inter-connectedness.
Registration is required: Please fill out this registration form to apply for this retreat. You will be notified of acceptance into the retreat and will be given further information of the retreat at that time.
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Brian Lesage has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1988 and has taught meditation since 2000. He has studied in the Zen, Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism. He was ordained in the Rinzai Zen tradition in 1996. His training in Vipassana Meditation includes doing extended meditation retreats in Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, and India as well as numerous retreats in the U.S. He leads retreats and teaches meditation courses nationwide. Brian also has a private practice in Somatic Experiencing, which is a naturalistic approach to healing trauma. You can visit his website for Somatic Experiencing at: www.liberatingawareness.com