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Sept. 26 – Oct. 2, 2024 Weeklong Meditation Retreat: 5 WAYS TO LET GO: Releasing the Hindrances

The Buddhist teachings warn of 5 main challenging and complicated mental states that block, confuse, or “hinder” our ability to more fully open our hearts and minds, and prevent us from finding freedom from suffering.

And while these hindrances are painful, they are also natural expressions of the heart and mind when we are suffering, and knowing how to work them is exactly how we can experience more relief and release, and deepen our spiritual path.

During this silent weeklong retreat, we’ll explore a variety of different ways that we can use our meditation practice to more clearly recognize these five mental states, discover how to work with them, and eventually learn how to loosen our grip on them in order to nurture more joy, freedom, and ease in our lives.

Our time together will include daily dharma talks, guided meditation, silent meditation, walking meditation, and q&a sessions about these transformative practices. In order to nurture a sense of stillness and deep listening, silence will be maintained throughout the retreat.