On-Land Retreat

Cultivating Wisdom and Insight

Brian Lesage

Brian Lesage

Neesha Patel

Neesha Patel

bruni dávila

bruni dávila

Join us in practicing the timeless teachings of the Buddha as a pathway to discover inner peace, freedom, and the compassionate heart. This retreat is designed to support the practice of Insight Meditation, or vipassanā. Insight Meditation embodies the essence and wisdom of the teachings of the Buddha and has been a foundational Buddhist practice for 2,600 years. This silent retreat will focus on cultivating embodied presence and mindful awareness that embraces all of the human experience with acceptance and wisdom. In addition to group practice discussions with a teacher, there will be evening talks on the path of Buddhist practice. To cultivate continuity, complete silence is maintained throughout the retreat except during question and response periods and group discussions. This retreat is suitable for seasoned practitioners as well as those new to meditation.

Affinity Group

Open to all

Brian Lesage
Neesha Patel, PhD

Neesha Patel, PhD

Teacher

Neesha is inspired by the call to awakening and is deeply grateful for the Buddha’s teachings. She has learned and practiced the dhamma in both Asia and the US. Her practice has been influenced by many wonderful teachers in the Insight, Tibetan and Chan/Zen traditions

bruni dávila

bruni dávila

Teacher

bruni dávila (she/they) has practiced Insight/Zen meditation since 1995. A graduate from the 2017-2021 IMS Teacher Training Program, she has been guided and supported by various wonderful teachers/sanghas, and her ancestors of Puerto Rican heritage. bruni's practice is grounded in the teachings of Mahasi Sayadaw and Sayadaw U Tejaniya.

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