Insight Meditation Scottsdale - Daylong Retreat
Reconnecting & Nourishing
A Day of Silent Mindfulness & Loving Kindness Practice
in the Buddhist Tradition
with Genevieve Tregor
Saturday, December 14 2019
9:30am - 5:00pm
Franciscan Renewal Center
We will be in the Guadaplupe Room at the back of the property
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$20 in advance (payment received by December 12th or $25 at the door*
*all registration fees go toward room rental and administrative costs no one turned away for lack of funds
Registration Fee does not include Teacher Support:
Buddhist Insight Meditation Teachers are traditionally supported by the community by the practice of Dana (generosity.) There will be an opportunity
to offer cash or check at the end of the Retreat to support the Teacher
The retreat is led by Genevieve Tregor
Genevieve has been practicing Vipassana meditation since 2008 with an emphasis on long-term retreat practice; she has practiced over 16 months in intensive silent retreat with senior Western and Monastic teachers in the Insight Tradition.
Genevieve leads the Insight Meditation Scottsdale sangha. She also teaches mindfulness in secular settings (MBSR) and Qi Gong in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area through her business Solution Mindfulness and serves on the Faculty of Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach's International Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program. She is trained in Radiant Heart Qi Gong by Teja Fudo Myoo Bell.
While the holidays bring many opportunities for social connection and celebration, this can often include feelings of excessive 'busy-ness' which is in opposition to our instinct to slow down and rest during the winter season. Slowing down and taking time to connect with our body, heart and mind is vital to staying healthy and balanced during this time of year!
Join the Scottsdale Sangha (community) for a nourishing day of silence supported in your practice by a teacher and in community with others. A day of practice, in the container of a retreat, provides a precious opportunity for deepening into the stillness available just beneath the waves of daily life experience. Basic Instructions will be offered, as well guidance and investigation into how to work with challenges and obstacles in the context of practice.
The day will include alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, instructions and guidance in Vipassana (Insight/Mindfulness) and Metta (Loving Kindness) 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.
Bring your own bag-lunch (and a snack to share if you wish),
we will hold Noble Silence throughout the day, and preserve the continuity of practice through the lunch hour. A full-size refrigerator and microwave is available,
Tea, snacks and cold water will be offered.
Chairs provided, bring your own meditation cushions or bench if desired.