Men’s Retreat (August 4-7/2022)
August 4th to 7th, 2022 (Thursday 5:00 PM to Sunday 3:00 PM) Registration Due Date: July 11th, 2022 Click here to register Retreats are a perfect opportunity to start or deepen your mindfulness practice in a group of like-minded people. Located on Lake Elysian in 37-acres of woodlands, the Metta Meditation Center is the perfect place to take retreat. Men's retreats offer a unique opportunity to explore issues specific to men. It is much more challenging for men to build intimate relationships; yet, we can experience the incredible gift of such relationships. What does it mean to be a man? What does it mean to have intimate relationships with men? How do we become aware of our feelings and take the risk of sharing them with other men? ...continue reading "Men’s Retreat (August 4-7/2022)"
Retreat (Aug 25-28/2022) – Anxiety and Coming Back to Yourself
August 25th to 28th, 2022 (Thursday 5:00 PM to Sunday 3:00 PM) Registration Due Date: Thursday, July 15th, 2022 Click here to register Anxiety is a concept we see all too often encounter or witness in our day-to-day lives. In technical terms, anxiety is the constant worry or uneasiness regarding an event or moment. However, if we go deeper, anxiety is the feeling of worry or unease due to thought; it is an emotion produced by the mind. During this retreat, we will go over techniques to help smooth that constant feeling of dread and unease and replace those feelings with confidence and tranquility. You will also be given tools to incorporate these mental exercises into your daily life to help keep your anxiety under control. Teacher: ...continue reading "Retreat (Aug 25-28/2022) – Anxiety and Coming Back to Yourself"
Retreat (Oct 6-9/2022) – Fear and Trust
October 6th to 9th, 2022 (Thursday 5:00 PM to Sunday 3:00 PM) Registration Due Date: Thursday, September 1st, 2022 Click here to register When was the last time you trusted someone or something without any fear? Unfortunately, this valuable quality is difficult to find in our world. While we have every right to trust, we often find ourselves experiencing fear from past experiences instead. This retreat will go over the relationship between fear and trust along with developing mindful tools to help recognize the nature of these concepts. By understanding the nature of these emotions, we can overcome the obstacle of fear and learn to trust ourselves. Teacher: Bhante Sathi Retreat Format: Hybrid (online and in-person) Fee: In-person ($350), Online ($200). Dāna (Pali, Generosity): Please note that the retreat fee ...continue reading "Retreat (Oct 6-9/2022) – Fear and Trust"
Vipassana Retreat (Dec 16-23/2022) – Insight Meditation
December 16th to 23rd, 2022 (Friday 5:00 PM to Friday 3:00 PM) Registration Due Date: Friday, November 18th, 2022 Click here to register Meditation helps us in a variety of ways and on different levels, from relaxation to gaining freedom from deep mental pain. It allows us to: defuse stress and experience greater happiness. improve our relationship with own mind and body. identify and understand own feelings. find true happiness find inner resources that can help us to be well and happy. Cultivating Joyfulness with loving frendliness and develop wisdom. Improve overall physical and mental health. This retreat will focus on self-development with inner peace and happiness by improving healthy relationships with oneself. Teacher: Bhante Sathi Retreat Format: In-person only Fee: $700 Dāna (Pali, Generosity): Please note that the retreat ...continue reading "Vipassana Retreat (Dec 16-23/2022) – Insight Meditation"