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The Hero’s Journey of the Gradual Path: Transforming Your Mind, Heart, and Life a Day at a Time Through Insight Meditation – Dr. Pilar Jennings
This retreat reviews how reflection on the gradual path is put to use in guiding an ongoing shift in outlook, mindset and lifestyle that supports progressive gains in healing awareness, engagement and purpose. The focus will be on surveying the step-by-step logic of repeated reflection that empowers students to gradually assimilate the wisdom and healing arts of the three vehicles of transformation we need to complete our journey to sustainable happiness in mind, heart, and life. We’ll review the step-by-step method of using mindfulness, compassion, vision and breath-work to enrich learning and reflection, build positive motivation, and foster deep contemplation and transformative action in the world. Wisdom and embodied cognition are woven into the themes of this retreat.
This retreat is open to all, whether or not you’ve taken the preceding course.
Saturday, December 8; 10am-5pm | General:$80/Members:$72
The Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science offers a Four-Year Program in Sustainable Happiness tailored to help you build a contemplative life in our high-stress age. Each course integrates three core disciplines of contemplative learning: knowledge, meditation, and action, and involves weekly two-hour classes, homework practice based on assigned texts and meditations. Courses culminate with a daylong retreat, reinforcing the insights, skills, and life strategies taught in the preceding classes.