Meeting our Experiences with Awareness – Insight Meditation Retreat with Metta [Online Event]
July 3 @ 8:15 pm - July 5 @ 1:00 pm
During this Retreat we want to take time to look at how we relate to experiences, how we meet them.
We’ll probably see that we have very different ways of meeting our experiences. It varies, it often happens that we find ourselves thinking about it.
Or first of all we might get an emotional response to it. You sense something and it feels a bit disturbing. You might think, what is that? You might try to figure it out …
A more meditative way of looking at those experiences is, in meeting them with awareness, with mindfulness (satisampayanna, mindfulness with clear comprehension), from the point of wisdom. We sense it, we feel it, we don’t really have an answer. When we look from this point, we do not really need to have an answer in terms of approving or dis-approving. It is not about an emotional reaction of any kind. It is in tune with the situation and responsive.
Retreat Schedule (subject to change).
8.15 pm Technical instructions from retreat managers. (Join earlier if you want help making Zoom work for you).
8.30 pm – 9.30 pm Introduction, short meditation sitting, discussion of how to use the retreat format, taking the refuges and precepts. Ending with a short meditation sitting.
7 am – 8 am Puja and Meditation sitting, joining livestream from Sunyata meditation hall
9.30- 12.30 am Meditation with instruction and reflection
2.30 – 5.30 pm Meditation with instruction and reflection
7 – 8.00 pm Puja, meditation sitting from Sunyata meditation hall
9.30- 1 pm Meditation with instruction and reflection