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Weekend Meditation Retreat with Steve Armstrong/Kamala Masters 2020jan10ac

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This is a non-residential silent weekend retreat with Steve Armstrong and Kamala Masters - Friday Jan 10th to Sunday Jan 12th, 2020.

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Friday: 7:15PM-9PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 9AM-4PM

Registration before start of event required. No at the door registration. If you are unable to register online, please contact registrar@bcims.org .

“Awareness, Insight and Liberation”

This retreat, suitable for both new and experienced meditators, will integrate the precise mindfulness meditation instructions of Mahāsi Sayadaw with the practical mindful awareness guidance of Sayadaw U Tejaniya, both highly skilled monastic teachers from Burma. We will offer a clear path for developing clarity of awareness with each arising moment. This leads to stability of mind and the insightful knowledge of liberation. Relaxed, persevering, and continuity of mindfulness allows us to recognize each moment’s experience, and leads to insightful understanding of the natural order of all things. Such knowledge weakens deeply conditioned habits of mind that cause unhappiness, and strengthens conditions for an enduring sense of well-being. Liberation is the mind released from mental states that result in suffering to oneself and others.

People of all walks of life are warmly welcome.

Cancellation Policy: For cancellation up to the thursday before the retreat, the registration free will be refunded less $25. No refunds on the day of the retreat. To cancel, logon to eventbrite with your email address. go to your tickets for this event and click on request a refund.

Ridesharing: The information collected during registration regarding ridesharing will be distributed by email to all interested retreatants 7 days prior to the retreat. Each individual is then responsible for directly making any ridesharing arrangement.

Teacher Dana: Fees cover retreat organizing costs only. Voluntary donations (dana) for the teaching may be given at the retreat.

Financial Assistance: The full weekend fee of $95 allows us to continue to offer these retreats. To assist with this retreat being available to all who are interested, BCIMS offers a reduced fee of $50 for young adults under 30 and those on low incomes. If you have questions or require additional financial assistance to attend this retreat please contact the organizer.

Steve Armstrong has studied the dhamma and practiced insight meditation since 1975. He served for many years at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts as Executive Director, Board member and senior teacher of the annual three-month retreat. As a monk in Burma for 5 years, under the guidance of Sayadaw U Pandita, he undertook intensive, silent practice of insight and lovingkindness meditations, as well as studying the abhidhamma with Sayadaw U Zagara of Australia. He continues his practice under the guidance of Sayadaw U Tejaniya in Rangoon. He has been leading meditation retreats internationally since 1990 and is a co-founding director and teacher of the Vipassana Metta Foundation dhamma sanctuary on Maui. He also directs the Burma Schools Project having funded and overseen construction or renovation of over 115 schools, 6 clinics, 2 large nunneries and supporting many other nunneries in Burma. Out of compassion for future generations, he has planted more than 2500 trees on the dhamma sanctuary/hermitage land on Maui. He was the Managing Editor of the Vipassana Metta Foundation’s translation committee that in 2016 brought to publication by Wisdom Publications, the Manual of Insight, by Mahasi Sayadaw.

Kamala Masters is one of the founders and teachers of the Vipassana Metta Foundation on Maui. She teaches retreats in the Theravada tradition at venues worldwide, including being a Guiding Teacher and member of the Board of Directors at the Insight Meditation Society at Barre, Massachusetts. Practicing since 1975, her teachers have been the late Anagarika Munindra of India and Sayadaw U Pandita of Burma, and Sayadaw U Tejaniya of Burma with whom she continues to practice. Kamala has a commitment to carrying and offering the purity of the teachings of the Buddha in a way that touches our common sense and compassion as human beings, and allows the natural inner growth of wisdom. She lives on Maui where she raised four children, and is now blessed with five grandchildren. Kamala has practiced both insight and loving kindness meditations intensively under the guidance and preceptorship of Sayadaw U Pandita, in the USA, Australia and in Burma as a nun and a lay woman.

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