Insight Meditation Scottsdale
Vipassana (mindfulness) Daylong Retreat
A Day of Silent Mindfulness Practice
in the Buddhist Tradition
with Genevieve Tregor
Saturday, August 24 2019
9:30am - 5:00pm
Franciscan Renewal Center
We will be in the Tekakwitha Room at the back of the property
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$20 in advance (payment received by August 22nd) or $25 at the door
*all registration fees go toward room rental and administrative costs no one turned away for lack of funds
plus an opportunity to offer Dana to 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.
The Buddha taught a path to freedom that is available to each of us regardless of life situation or circumstance. Cultivating Mindful Awareness allows us to become intimate with our experience without being driven by reactivity to it. This offers both a greater access to joy and a sense of balance when difficulties arise.
Join the Scottsdale Sangha for a day of Vipassana (Mindfulness) Meditation. A day of practice, supported by the presence of other practitioners and 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.
This daylong retreat will offer alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, instructions and guidance in Vipassana practice, 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 is available,
Tea, snacks and cold water will be offered.
Chairs provided, bring your own meditation cushions or bench if desired.