Insight Meditation Scottsdale
A Daylong Mindfulness & Metta Retreat
(This day is a silent retreat; however guidance from the teacher will be offered throughout the day)
Starting the New Year Kind and Clear
Held in the Buddhist Insight Meditation Tradition
with Genevieve Tregor
Saturday, January 6th, 2024
9am: check in
9:30am - 4:30pm: Instruction & Practice
Franciscan Renewal Center
5802 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley AZ 85253
We will be in the Guadalupe Room at the back of the property
Please click HERE to see a property map.
$30 in advance (register by January 3rd) or $40 at the door if space is available,
plus Dana ('generosity' based donation) to support the teacher.
*all registration fees go toward room rental and costs for putting on a retreat
- no one turned away for lack of funds - scholarships available by request (CONTACT US)
The practices of mindfulness and loving kindness ('metta') are interdependent in supporting us to develop both clarity and a settled heart. The practice and cultivation of metta enables us to find ease in our bodies and minds - an inner resource to hold all of our experience. The practice of clear awareness allows us to be fully present and intimate with life. Together these practices enable us to find balance amidst the 10,000 joys and sorrows and navigate our inner and outer worlds with clarity and kindness. A day of practice, in the container of a retreat, provides a precious opportunity for deepening into the stillness and ease available just beneath the waves of daily life experience, and to develop these innate resources.
Join the Scottsdale Sangha (community) for a nourishing day of silence supported in your practice by an experienced teacher and in community with others.
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 movement, and a Dharma talk. This retreat is appropriate for beginning meditators as well as experienced practitioners with a balance of instruction and silence.
Genevieve Tregor has practiced Vipassana meditation since 2008 with an emphasis on long-term retreat practice; she has studied and practiced in depth with senior Western and Monastic teachers in the Insight Tradition, and practiced over a year and a half in intensive silent retreat.
Genevieve has been teaching since 2014 and has taught thousands of students locally and internationally; she leads the Insight Meditation Scottsdale sangha and teaches retreats in the Insight Tradition. She also teaches mindfulness in secular settings (including MBSR) and Qi Gong in the Scottsdale and Greater Phoenix area through her business Solution Mindfulness. Since 2019 Genevieve has served on the Faculty of Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach's International Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, mentoring teachers-in-training around the world. She is trained in the three year Somatic Experiencing (SE) modality for healing trauma, and certified in Radiant Heart Qi Gong by Teja Fudo Myoo Bell.
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. It is strongly encouraged to stay on site for the entire day. A microwave and full-size refrigerator is available to store lunch and snacks.
Tea, snacks and cold water will be offered throughout the day.
Chairs provided, bring your own meditation cushions or bench if desired.
Phones should be put away for the day. Please do not bring any electronic devices.
Masks optional, please do not attend if you or anyone in your household is feeling sick.