• January 13–18, 2019
  • Sunday–Friday: 5 nights

The Wise and Loving Heart Meditation for Freedom, Courage, and Compassion

For everyone.

“All beings are born with Buddha Nature and the capacity to live with dignity, wakefulness, and compassion.”

Deepen your experience of well-being, compassion, courage, and freedom with Jack Kornfield, best-selling author and one of the most well-known teachers of Buddhism in the West. Amidst uncertain times, as the New Year begins, retreat is a perfect way to quiet the mind, open the heart, and steady the spirit.

Learn to be free and loving, and to bring these gifts into the world, no matter what your circumstances. Share meditation, nourishing teachings, and heartfelt conversation with a community of fellow seekers, and let these practices transform your life.

This beloved annual program occurs during Contemplative Week—a week of programming to soothe the mind and body, and renew your connection to yourself. The week includes silent meals and quieter spaces.

Recommended reading Jack Kornfield, A Path with Heart and A Wise Heart.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
All
Program Theme
Meditation
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Presenter(s)

Jack Kornfield, PhD, one of the leading Buddhist teachers in the West, is author of 12 books and a founding teacher at Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock Center.

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Alex Haley is an assistant professor and the mindfulness faculty lead at the University of Minnesota's Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing.

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Dawn Mauricio has been practicing and studying Insight Meditation since 2005, sitting silent residential retreats in Canada, the United States, Thailand, and Burma, including a three-month silent retreat at Insight Meditation Society.

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